Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico - 2016 - Giusto Occhipinti
A nose of morello cherry and prunes with floral notes evoking rose and violet. The palate is silky and velvety, fruity and spicy, with body, beautiful volume, and a long finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2026
A blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato di Vittoria, from 25-year-old vines farmed organically and planted on red limestone and silica soils at an altitude of 240 metres. Located in the region of Vittoria, in southeast Sicily, close to the Azienda COS. The grapes are harvested by hand at the beginning of October 2016, followed by maceration in vats with indigenous yeasts, gentle pressing, maturation in Slovenian barrels that have seen several wines, and finally ageing in bottles.
Giusto Occhipinti is Arianna’s uncle, but above all he is her mentor. He founded this vineyard in 1980 with two friends. From the first letters of their three names (Cilia, Occhipinti, Strano) came the name of Domaine COS. From three hectares in 1980, they grew to 10 ha in 1990, then they acquired a further 20 hectares in 2005. Giambattista Cilia and Giusto Occhipinti, who now run the estate...All wines
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