Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Classico Valle dell'Acate



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Classico Valle dell'Acate

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The Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. to which give also a particular value because it represents the territory, is constituted by the most known nero d'Avola and by the frappato. The union of these two vines handed to a wine that has persistence and body of the nero d'Avola together with the perfumes and freshness of the frappato. Drink it with a meat menu. 

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Identification: D.O.C.G. Cerasuolo di Vittoria 
Type: Red 
Production Area: C.da Bidini-Acate (Rg) - Eastern Sicily 
Exposure: South-Est 
Type of soil: Medium texture soils, tending to compact, interspersed with limy tufa 
Grape varieties: Nero d'Avola 60% - Frappato 40% 
Cultivation system: Low trained on wires system, spur spruned cordon 
Planting density: Approx 5.000 plants for hectare 
Yield for hectare: 7000 kilos 
Harvest period: Late September - early October 
Ageing: Steel tank and barrique for 12 months 
Refining: Minimum 6-9 months in the bottle 
Alcoholic content: 13,50% 
Colour: Intense cherry red 
Bouquet: Scent of mature blackbarry and rasperry with notes of soft spices like liquorice and cacao 
Taste: Soft, full and velvet palate, tannis in balance 
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C 
Combination: Elaborated meat dishes, roast meats, stewed meats; reccomended with Ragusano DOP matured from 3 months to 13 months 
First year of the production: 1981 
Number of bottles in the vintage 2002: 70.000 
Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, the fermentation is at a controlled temperature of 28-29 °C in open steel vats for 6-7 days of maceration on the skin; malolactic fermentation in steel stainless vesse