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Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG is a 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

Red Currant
Red
Currant
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Carnation
Carnation
Geranium
Geranium

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Rasin
Rasin
Minerals
Minerals
Salt
Salt

Red berry flavors are typical for Cerasuolo.

Hints of Flowers and Spices.

Profile

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

BODYLight
TANNINSLight
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
14-16°C (57-61°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 Mediterranean Cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

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

Cheese:
Ragusano. Pecorino. Scamorza.

Sicilia Specialities:
Chicken with Herbs.
Pizza Marinara.

If You Like Cerasuolo di Vittoria

You Might Also Like:

Barbera (Italy)
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Dolcetto (Italy)
Frappato (Italy)
Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Teroldego (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

The name Cerasuolo comes from the dialect 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.

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.

Best Known Producer:

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.

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