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Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a DOCG red wine from Sicily.

Cerasuolo means cherry-like and it is a blend of two local grapes: Nero d' Avola and Frappato.

Typical Flavors


Sour Cherry
Sour
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry

Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Rose
Roses
Prunes
Prunes
Minerals
Minerals

Oak Added Flavors:

White Pepper
White Pepper
Tobacco
Tobacco
Coffee
Coffee
Licorice
Licorice

Red berry flavors are typical for Cerasuolo.

Hints of Flowers and Spices.

Profile

Cerasuolo is a medium bodied red wine with medium tannins, good acidity and a fruity taste:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza

Spicy Asian
Spicy
Tacos
Tex-Mex
Hamburger
Burger
Fat Fish
Fat Fish

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Cerasuolo pairs well with Sicilian and Mediterranean Cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas.
Pasta. Pizza. Mushroom.
Risotto (with Meat or Mushroom Sauce).
Hamburger. Bacon Burger.
Roasted or Grilled Meat.
Fat Fish. Tuna. Mackerel. Swordfish.

Cheese:
Ragusano. Pecorino. Caciocavallo.

Sicilian Specialities:
Chicken with Herbs.

About Cerasuolo

The name Cerasuolo comes from the Sicilian word "Cerasa" which means Cherry and it is related to both the color and the taste.

It originates from the Turkish town of Cerasunte where cherries were imported by military-politician Lucullus during the Roman Empire.

If You Like Cerasuolo di Vittoria

You Might Also Like:

Barbera (Italy)
Cabernet Franc (France)
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Chianti (Italy)
Dolcetto (Italy)
Frappato (Italy)
Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Teroldego (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Cerasuolo di Vittora was the first Sicilian wine to receive a DOCG.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG is a blend of two grapes native to Sicily. Nero D´Avola (50-70%) and Frappato (50-30%).

Nero D´Avola adds body and weight while Frappato adds cherry and strawberry flavors.

Producers:

Arianna Occhipinti.

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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