Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico delle Fontane - 2017 - Giusto Occhipinti
Complex and sophisticated nose, the aromatic palette goes from flowers to wood fire, through red fruits and leather. A journey that continues on the palate: round and generous, long and fresh. Worth decanting.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2029
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 230 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 2017, followed by maceration with indigenous yeasts, gentle pressing, maturation in Slavonian 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...All wines
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