COS 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Item Number: 18610
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
Alc by Vol(%): 13
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.