Box with 6 Bottles of D.O.C. Nero d’Avola
Box with 6 bottles of D.O.C. Nero d’Avola
Cerasuolo di Vittoria, the only DOCG in Sicily, is a wine that stems from an antique tradition. Its peculiar taste is a perfect balance between the delicacy and the strength coming from the combination of the two varieties that create it.
The grapes are grown in Biviere and Fegotto districts in Chiaramonte Gulfi (RG), Sicily
300 m above sea level
Temperate climate characterized by mild winters and dry summers with strong temperature variations between day and night.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
TYPE OF SOIL
Medium-textured soil, partly sandy (Frappato) and partly limestone and silica (Nero d’Avola) interspersed with clay layers.
60% Nero d’Avola 40% Frappato
Counter-espalier, 4.500 vines/ha
YELD PER ACRE
Manual harvesting in small crates in the first ten days of October at perfect technological and polyphenolic maturity.
Alcoholic fermentation carried out at controlled temperature of 22 – 26 grades with 20 days of skin maceration. Malolactic fermentation is followed by 9 months of maturation in steel.
At least 6 months of aging in bottle.
ANNUAL AVERAGE PRODUCTION
Ripe fruits, marasca cherry, aromatic herbs, sage, eucalyptus, spices.
Fresh, medium tannins, medium-bodied, long.
Appetizers, seasoned and spicy cheeses, elaborate first courses, red meat (roast meat), venison, mushrooms, lamb.
It pairs with appetizers, mature cheese, Ragusano DOP cheese, cold meats, red and white meats, pig. Nero D’Avola red grapes , also called “Calabrese”, are a very old Sicilian grape variety. It has always been grown on hillsides of the Hyblaean Mountains in the province of Ragusa. The second name attributed to it, that is to say “Calabrese”, is nothing but an Italianization of a word in Sicilian dialect, “Calaurisi”, which is composed of two words, “cala” (a Sicilian word to refer to grapes) and “aurisi” (a Sicilian word which stands for the Italian “Avolese” and it means “from Avola”).