D.O.C.G. Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Our Cerasuolo di Vittoria is born in the beautiful countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblei mountains, well known as a place of excellence of Sicilian food. The name of the only DOCG in Sicily is derived from ‘Cerasa’, cherry in Sicilian dialect. It is produced from the indigenous varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato.
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A unique wine, recognisable and unforgettable for its youthful flavours and aromas of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate, due to the characteristics of the soil and the climate where the vines are cultivated. A wine like few others, uniting tradition and delight.
Grape variety 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
Area of vineyards Acate (Ragusa)
Vineyards Dorilli, Mogli
Vinification Destemming followed by 8 days of maceration on grapeskins; after decanting, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Ageing potential To drink at once or keep for 2-3 years
Color Ruby red with light cherry reflection
Nose Typical of wines from Victoria. Aromas of ripe pomegranate, small red fruits, strawberry, cherry, prickly pear fruit and candy. Very personal and recognizable, is the most territorial of our wines
Palate Fruity and long, for freshness that concentration. Red velvet tannins
Food matching Easy to match because of its versatility; main dishes of fish and meat. Spicy food. Ideal for serving cool in the summer
Planeta home-made dishes Home-made pizza with different flavours, rustic pizza, meat rolls, country omelettes, kebabs and panzerotti (deep-fried savoury patties)
Sicilian dishes Couscous with vegetables, arancine (rice balls stuffed with meat, ham and cheese), grilled mackerel, sfincione (pizza from Palermo), stuffed meat roll, risotto with Cerasuolo
La Foresteria dishes Smoked duck breast and orange and honey compose
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