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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Az. Agr. COS 2009

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The most classic wine of COS, Cerasuolo di Vittoria is the only DOCG appellation in Sicily. This is a blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato from estate vineyards in Bastonaca in Vittoria in southeastern Sicily. The complex soils are sandy, intermixed with clay, limestone, and tufa, and the vineyard is farmed biodynamically to maintain the balance. The grapes are harvested in two passings, not only for strict selection of ripe, healthy fruit but also to obtain the character of two types of maturity. The wine is vinified with natural yeasts in cement tanks and aged in oak botti for the Nero d'Avola and cement tanks for the Frappato. Deeply colored, with aromas of cherries, cocoa, herbs, and spices, gaining licorice notes as it opens up. Bright, fresh, and round on the palate, with a delicious, lingering finish. Nothing quite like this!

"All of the best elements of the house style come together in the 2009 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico. An initial blast of sweet dark cherries leads to leather, spices, tobacco, and dried flowers as this beautifully textured, voluminous wine opens up in the glass. Gracious and refined, the 2009 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. A juicy, floral and spice-infused finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Anticipated maturity 2013-2017." 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Big, fragrant nose ranging from red fruits through floral-spicy to wild herbs and tobacco leaf with a note of peatiness at the back. Dry, firm and irresistibly more-ish on the palate with a return of the spicy floral character and a long savory finish. Drink 2012-2014." 18.5/20 5 Stars Decanter April, 2012