Valle dell'Acate 2019 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Item Number: 17676
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Nero d’Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Red soil
Terroir Notes: The 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). ICEA organic certification since 2018, but the vineyards have always been grown organically.
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation occurs in steel tanks with indigenous yeast
Aging: 1 year in barrel and 500-liter tonneaux, minimum 9 months in bottle
Tasting Notes: The wine has an intense cherry red color. Mature blackberry and raspberry with notes of soft spices like licorice and cacao show on the nose. The palate is soft, full and velvety with balanced tannins. Pair this wine with elaborate meat dishes, chicken curry, and game pâté.
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