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Nicosia - The Classics

The true love for Sicily and its ancient wine-makng tradition; the values of a family whose history has, for more than a century, been intertwined with that of Sicilian wine; the valorization of the most valuable native and international varieties cultivated in the island and the constant search for ever higher quality standards, in vineyards and in the cellar. These are the reasons that explain the success of Classici Nicosia, a wide range of wines with a designation of origin and monovarietals of excellent value for money, capable of representing the great variety and richness of modern Sicilian enology.

The Classics

Sabbie di Sutta Cerasuolo di Vittoria

DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria

“Sabbie di Sutta” Cerasuolo di Vittoria has a lively cherry-red colour and an intense aroma of red fruit and floral notes. Its smooth, full and harmonious taste pairs very well with many traditional Sicilian recipes and the typical flavors of the Mediterranean cousine. This red wine is a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes grown on sandy soils in the Vittoria area, a corner of Sicily that smells like Africa, situated just a few miles from the southernmost tip of the Italian peninsula.

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 second half of September

Maceration: cold maceration for 24 hours

Fermentation: for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature (22-24°C)

Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats, a short ageing in tonneaux and 4-6 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.

Colour: a vivid cherry-red colour

Nose: an intense floral and red berry aroma

Palate: intensely fruity, soft, full-bodied and harmonious

Food Pairings: cured meats and cheese not too aged, savory first courses, grilled meats; it goes perfectly with many traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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