IT-VDA-03-18

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Valle dell'Acate

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Valle dell'Acate
  • A blend of 60% Nero d’Avola with 40% Frappato from 10 to 25 year old vines
  • Spontaneous fermentation occurs in steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
  • Maceration for Frappato lasts 5 days and Nero d’Avola lasts up to 12 days
  • Aged for one year in barrel and 500 liter tonneaux, which are in service for seven years
  • 14% new wood
  • The wine is also left to rest in bottle before release
  • 1981 was the first year of production
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Appellation:
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Variety:
Blend - Cerasuolo DOC
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
90
Date:
2021-03-01
Review:
A blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato, this red offers aromas of graphite, Mediterranean scrub and eucalyptus. On the elegantly structured palate, lithe, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and a hint of coffee bean.

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2020-12-08
Review:
A very intense and complete Cersuolo with cherry, watermelon, elderberry, orange and floral character. It’s medium-bodied with density and lovely length. Drink now.