Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. – Cos

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico D.O.C.G.

#50 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013   

The beautiful aromas of dark flowers, white pepper, smoky chocolate, dark cherry, and hints of golden plum can raise your eyebrows. The elegant and full flavors grow on your palate, with hints of mild tobacco and pomegranate making an appearance. The texture is equally beautiful, and the overall balance, almost startling. Definitely try a bottle of this some time soon

Production zone and city: area of Bastonaca, Vittoria (RG) South-East Sicily.

Grape varieties:
 Frappato 40%, Nero d’Avola 60%.

Vineyards facing: South-East.

Altitude: 250 metres.

Soil type: medium consistency; formed of subalpine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-silicaceous nature, interwoven with compact strata of fresh clay and calcareous tufa.

Training system: spurred cordon with the fruit cane 70 cm. high.

Planting density: 5000 vines/hectare.

Average age of vines in production: 26 years.

Yield: 50 ql.

Harvest period: end september.

Fermentation equipment: concret tanks with electronic control of temperature.

Fermentation temperature: 30°-33°

Length of ageing: 18 to 24 months.

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  1. Wine Spectator 92 points – Complex layers of salumi, forest floor and spice box lead off in this medium-bodied red, as firm tannins settle around the pure cherry and currant fruit. Needs time in the cellar, but the long, minerally finish shows potential. Best from 2014 through 2020. 5,000 cases made. –NW Rated #50 in Wine Spectator’s 2013 Top 100 (Oct 15 2013)

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