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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Rosato (Sicily)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Rosato DOCG is a Rosé wine from Sicily.

This ruby Rosé is a blend of two local grapes: Nero d'Avola and Frappato.

Typical Flavors


Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Strawberry
Strawberry
Plum
Plum

White Pepper
White Pepper
Licorice
Licorice
Tobacco
Tobacco
Minerals
Minerals

Cerasuolo means Cherry: This wine is red as a cherry and tastes like a cherry.

Profile

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Rosato is a full bodied Rosé, dry and acidic. Some smooth tannins:

SUGARDry
BODYFull
FRUITMedium - Plus
ACIDITYMedium - Plus
Serving temperature:
14-16°C (57-61°F)

Food Pairing


Pizza
Pizza
Tapas
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Seafood
Seafood

Paella
Pasta
Spicy Asian
Spicy
Tacos
Tex-Mex
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Rosato has a well-balanced acidity, making it very versatile for food pairing.

It loves BBQ, Pasta and Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Pasta. Risotto. Cous Cous.
Tapenade. Bruschetta. Olive Oil.
Anchovy. Garlic. Safran. Herbs.
Grilled or Roasted Fish. Seafood. Paella. Fishcakes.
Tacos. Fajitas. Wrap. Quiche.
Cold Cuts. Charcuterie. Sausages.
Roasted Chicken. Turkey. Ham. Lamb. Veal.
BBQ. Grilled Pork. Hamburger.

Best Match Cuisine:
Mediterranean. Spicy Asian. Thai.
Mexican. Tex Mex. Moroccan. Indian Curry.

Cheese:
Goat. Sheep.
Medium Aged Cow Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Antipasti (Finger Food).
Insalata Caprese (Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil).
Tagliere Salumi e Formaggi (Salami and Cheese Plate).
Cozze Gratinate (Gratinated Stuffed Mussels).
Pasta ai Frutti di Mare (Seafood Pasta).
Penne all'Arrabbiata (Pasta in Spicy Sauce).
Fritto Misto di Mare (Mixed Fried Seafood).
Spiedini e Arrosticini (Meat Skewer).
Porchetta (Roasted Pork Belly with Rosemary).

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is the only Sicilian DOCG (2005). You also find a DOCG Classico which means that it spends more time in the bottle aging: DOCG at least 3 months, DOCG Classico 18-24 months.

The name Vittoria comes from where it originated: Vittoria a small town in the province of Ragusa (South East Sicily). Although it can be produced also in the neighbour provinces of Catania and Caltanissetta.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is made with 2 black grapes: Nero D`Avola (50-70%) and Frappato (30-50%).

Nero d'Avola grape gives body and Frappato grape gives elegance, fruit and floral taste.

Red sandy terroir, hot mediterranean clima and sea breeze contribute to make a wine that can age a little longer than a typical rosé. Aging flavors are: dry prune, chocolate, leather and tobacco.

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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