COS 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

COS 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Item Number: 13178

UPC: 8-033749750600

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Red with subalpine sands and limestone with layers of clay and calcareous tufa
Elevation: 230 meters asl

Vineyard Notes: The COS Cerasuolo comes from estate parcels in Fontane where the winery is located. The average vine age is 25 years. Harvest is manual.

Vinification Notes: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins occurs in concrete tanks with indigenous yeast. The wine ages in Slavonian oak botti for 18 months followed by one year in the bottle before release.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (8/6/2019)

    Spicy nuances to the bright red cherry and floral perfume. Then fresh but dense with stony nuances to the herb and red/dark fruit flavors. Finishes long with tarry elements.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (10/17/2019)

    The 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is a very nice wine that shows a smooth texture and a delicate approach that grows in intensity. There are small-berry aromas with cassis, wild raspberry and dried blueberry, which would spruce up any pasta like a Sicilian pasta alla Norma. A blend of 40% Frappato and 60% Nero d'Avola aged in oak barrels for 12 months, the wine is delicate and smooth, with tiny steps that go the long haul. The tannins are well integrated and give the wine a firm, upstanding backbone.