Cerasuolo di Vittoria
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“Cerasa” means in fact “cherry”, probably because of the colour of this wine, produced with local Nero d’Avola and a little percentage of Frappato. Even if somebody thinks that vines had already grown up on these lands characterized by Mediterranean climate, Phoenician and Greeks introduced other white and red varieties that are still used today for the production of many important wines.
Talking about the Sicily white wines, the famous “Moscato”. Cultivations and oenological traditions continued with the Romans to decrease between 827 and 1091, during the Arabian domination. They restarted with the Aragonese and the Bourbons, but the great success arrived later, with the exportation of a particular drink produced in the city of Marsala.
Cultivations and wine making processes
The varieties are cultivated in the south-east of Sicily. The lands elevation swings between 70-80 meters on the sea level and their 124.000 hectares of extension are divided between the provinces of Caltanissetta, Catania and Ragusa.
The composition of the soils offers sand, the right quantity of water and tuff layers near the surface. This is the main reason why in this zone we can find the best Sicilian wines. The wine making process starts with the division of stalks and grapes and the further pressing of the last one, followed by maceration, that lasts 14 days.
The fermentation is processed with modern methods in steel containers with controlled temperature, in order to maintain the organoleptic features of the product. The soft pressing in vertical containers is followed by a maturation period in steel at 23°C.
This wine is bottled in April and ages for 6 months in glass. In this last phase, Cerasuolo di Vittoria gains its particular taste that makes it famous all over the world.
Taste, Features and food-pairings
Its interesting, seductive taste is enriched by a refined aroma composed by floral hints linked to wild berries. These characteristics are connected to the high quality of the grapes and to the Mediterranean climate of these lands, where the mean temperature is 21°C.
Between the wineries that produce Cerasuolo di Vittoria, the most famous is Donnafugata winery. Its product of high level reflects the olfactory perceptions and are suggested with roasted or grilled wild game, mushrooms, tuna slices and typical aged cheeses.
It has to be served at 16 max 18°C in high, wide wine glass, in order to allow the right oxygenation. The alcoholic strength of Cerasuolo di Vittoria reflects the feature of red wines produced in Sicily.
These wines have to be drunk immediately or, at least, their aging doesn’t have to pass 6-8 years. Don’t lose the best offers for this wine sold online on Negoziodelvino. Here you can find discounted prices and the richest selection of the best wines of Italy, directly shipped at home to give a touch of class to your meals.