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Tenute Nicosia - Fondo Filara

This large selection of organic wines, made from the principal Sicilian grape varieties grown on Etna and in the Vittoria area, represent the highest expression of Cantine Nicosia’s production philosophy: the utmost respect for the raw materials and great Sicilian winemaking history, the development of precious native grape varieties and the lands most suitable for their cultivation, the sustainable production carried out both in the vineyards and the cellar.

Fondo Filara

Classic Cerasuolo di Vittoria

DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico

A typical red wine from southeastern Sicily that combines the intensity of Nero d’Avola and the freshness of Frappato. The floral and fruity notes, together with a warm, full-bodied and harmonious taste, create a perfect blend of persistence and drinkability.

Grape varieties: Nero d’Avola 60% - Frappato 40%

Vineyards: sandy soil, situated at approximately 200 m above sea level; training system: espalier spurred cordon for the Nero d’Avola grapes, guyot for the Frappato grapes

Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the end of September

Maceration: for approximately 10-15 days

Fermentation: controlled temperature (24-26°C)

Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats, 5-6 months in barrique and at least 6 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.

Colour: cherry-red colour

Nose: a rich aromatic profile featuring notes of red fruit and floral hints

Palate: warm, full-bodied and smooth taste with evident sweet tannins

Food Pairings: wonderful accompaniment to roasts, grilled meats, small game, egg plant ‘caponata’ and semi-aged cheeses, such as Ragusano DOP

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2020 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Biologico ’17

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2020

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Biologico ’17

    88 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Biologico ’17

    89 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Winescritic.com Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Biologico ’17

    90 points

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2018 - Touring Club

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’15

    Tre Stelle

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2018 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’15

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2018 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’15

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2017 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’13

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2016 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’12

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    I Vini D'Italia 2013 - L’Espresso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2013 - Luca Maroni

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2012

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Silver medal

  • Wine competitions

    IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Silver medal

  • Wine competitions

    Concorso Douja D’Or 2012

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '09

    Douja D'Or Award

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2012 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '08

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2012 - Luca Maroni

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '08

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    I Vini D'Italia 2012 - L’Espresso

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '08

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico ’08

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '07

    Silver medal

  • Wine competitions

    AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2010

    Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico '07

    Silver medal