Denomination: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg
Grapes: Nero d’Avola and Frappato
Production zone: south-east Sicily, in the territory of Acate
Altitude: 120-150 meters a.s.l.
Terrains: soils tending towards sandy interspersed with a substratum of calcareous tuff and medium-textured soils
Climate: typically Mediterranean, warm temperate, mitigated by a sea breeze during the summer, as well as by a wide variation between day and night temperatures
Vineyard: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning
Planting density: 4,000-4,500 plants per hectare
Yield: 7-8 Tons per hectare
Harvesting: the picking time was chosen with extreme care so that some Frappato vineyards were harvested between the 24th and 29th of September; the harvest of Nero D’Avola took place instead from September the 29nd and October 1st.
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 10 days at a temperature of 25°-28°C. After malolactic fermentation, aging in tank for 8 months and then bottle ageing for at least 10.
Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
Color: intense ruby color with bright purple reflections
Nose: intense fruity aromas, among which the notes of cherries and blackberries stand out; the bouquet opens with delicate balsamic nuances of laurel and characteristic spicy notes of black pepper
Palate: The tasting is supported by freshness and smoothness that make it juicy and very pleasant to drink. The tannins are refined and well-integrated. Floramundi 2019 expresses the harmonious balance that Cerasuolo di Vittoria can reach
Food & Wine: it pairs with tasty first courses and grilled meat; try with pulled pork and meat dumplings. An unusual red, also perfect with red tuna steak, amberjack or important fish baked in the oven
Serving method and temperature: in large glasses at 15-16°C
Longevity: 4- 5 years
First vintage: 2016
Bottled at the origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - MARSALA - ITALY - IN ACATE