Cerasuolo di vittoria, an exceptional italian red
Cerasuolo di Vittoria is an Italian red wine with origins that stretch back over 400 years to the year 1607 when the town of the same name was founded. According to tradition, the founder of this little borgo, Vittoria Colonna Henriquez, granted the first settlers two and a half acres to cultivate on the condition that the area be dedicated to vineyards.
Marked by the limited production of modest quantities for a long time, since 2005 this wine has enjoyed status with the coveted DOCG certification, and a parallel increase in volumes making it one of Sicily’s most important contributions to winemaking. The grape varieties present are a percentage of Nero d’Avola, for structure and character, and Frappato, a local varietal capable of transmitting fruity notes. Aging must reach a minimum of 3 months, 8 in the case of the Cerasuolo Classico.
The color is distinctly cherry red, Cerasuolo is a derivative of cerasa, the word for this fruit locally, and it offers a bouquet full of black cherries, cinnamon, cacao and licorice, accompanied by a warm, soft flavor that pairs well with Sicilian cooking: Caponata, aged cheeses and grilled lamb.