COS 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

COS 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Item Number: 18610

UPC: 8-033749750600

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Red soil of limestone-siliceous nature
Elevation: 230 meters

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

Tasting Notes: This wine is dense but not heavy on the palate, long and pure with multilayered subtle fruit flavors.

Terroir Notes: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is a subzone of Cerasuolo di Vittoria and can only be produced in these communes, which are all in the province of Ragusa: Acate, Comiso, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Vittoria. This Classico subzone refers to the more historical and thus older production zone. Also, the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico wines have a longer minimum aging requirement, 18 months vs. 8 months, before release onto the market. The coastal Sicilian appellation enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with cooling breezes from the sea.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (9/14/2023)

    The 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is youthfully coy with nuanced violet and rose tones complementing crushed blackberries. This sweeps easily across the palate, soft and perfumed with pretty red fruits and inner florals that swirl throughout. It leaves a citrus and herbal tea tension in its wake, finishing lightly structured and with medium length.

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (6/22/2023)

    An organic blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato, the 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico has a wild side with punchy aromas of cherry, cola, crushed stone and mountain herb. These elements come together seamlessly, giving this wine a good sense of vertical lift and energy. This is a benchmark expression of this Sicilian appellation.