CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG SICILY CLASSICO
CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG CLASSICO
Produced in: C. da Bidini – Acate (RG) – eastern Sicily
Soil type: Red soil
Appellation: D.O.C.G Cerasuolo di Vittoria “Classico”
Grape Variety: 60% Nero d’Avola; 40% Frappato
Methods of growth: espaliers and cord, approx. 5.000 plants/hectare
Production per hectare: 6700 kg
Harvest period: the first half of September
Aging process: barrels and tonneaux for 12 months; bottle-aged for at least 9 months.
Alcohol level: 13.50%
Color: intense cherry red
Aroma: ripe hints of red fruits, blackberries, raspberries and cherries ; hints of spices including vanilla, liquorice and cocoa.
Flavor: soft, full, velvety tannins, persistent and aromatic
Best paired with: aged D.O.P. ragusano cheese, complicated and spiced dishes like chicken curry, game pâté, lamb, rabbit.
Serve at: 16°-18º C
These vineyards are located on what is known as the “Bidini Soprano” plateau. The soil structure is divided between clear red sand and dark, medium density earth with good depth. The grapevines planted in dark red soil produce Nero d’Avola, while the vines planted in clear red soil produce Frappato.
The Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes are blended together to obtain the famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria (60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato). This red wine is Valle dell’Acate’s crown jewel, and has earned Italy’s vaunted DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status.