From a blend of 70% Nero d’Avola and 30% Frappato, this is their best Cerasuolo di Vittoria, aged for a year in barrel, and from their oldest/best holdings in the Stidda and Coste vineyards. In virtually every vintage, this can be considered a reference point example, quite simply as good as it gets…..The image above was taken in the Coste vineyard….14% alcohol here.
“The 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico turns up the dial on both depth and richness, but it does so without sacrificing symmetry. Dark florals and brown spice complement notes of blackberry preserves and sage. It’s silky smooth and pliant, balancing mineral-tinged black fruits and inner herbal notes with brisk acidity. Violot pastille and blueberry skins linger long through the purple-tinged finale. This is an elegant and deeply satisfying blend of 70% Nero d’Avola and 30% Frappato that spends 10 months in tonneaux; the wood is very nicely integrated here.” 92 Eric Guido of Vinous