As Nero d’Avola finally begins to gain some much deserved attention, and Sicily establishes itself as a leader in great value, we here in the States are delightfully starting to see more variety and Nero d’Avola blends on our shelves. The Feudo di Santa Tresa estate consists of approximately 50 hectares of vineyards and is located in the Vittoria region in southern Sicily. Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a traditional wine produced from a blend of the indigenous Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes and was one of the first Sicilian wines to be awarded a DOC status. The winemaking philosophy at the estate is to “above all to concern the generous gifts bestowed by a benign nature on a unique local environment”. They practice organic viticulture [and are awaiting certification] and believe in as little intervention in the vineyards as possible. Through harmony with nature they find that they are able to preserve the natural characteristics of the grapes, and express the personality of the land from which it came. For the Cerasuolo di Vittoria, both grape varieties were hand harvested at different times and vinified separately before being blended together.
Dark garnet in colour, with aromas of cherry, warm toasted oak, and earth. Jammy flavours of cherry and blackberry were supported by traces of earth and rich chocolate in the medium to full body, whilst spicy pink peppercorn and raisin notes comprised the lengthy finish. Fantastic at the table or on its own, each velvety sip will keep you reaching for more.
60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
Produced and Bottled by Feudo di Santa Tresa srl, Vittoria
Enjoy now thru 2014