#Cerasuolo blend with a nice dollop of Alicante Bouschet (aka Grenache) that adds what these wines are missing in terms of acidity, that i believe makes it a more refined, structured, and balanced wine with all of the same juicy dark red fruits and rustic feel of these wines - no surprises here since it’s part of the #salvofoti #ivigneri consortium. Worth a shot if you see it, especially with some age. — 2 years ago
Nero d'Avola and Frappato in roughly equal measure aged in clay amphora. Cherry as the name indicates indeed, as well as strawberry immediately and currants with 2 or so hours of air. A lot of floral notes up front reminded me of Barolo, especially with the mineral notes and the silky, but firm tannins. This is the best wine in a while for me from Sicily not from Mt. Etna. I am looking forward to trying more from COS and Occhipinti who is the "O" in #COS. #sicily #frappato #cerasuolo #docg #amphora — 4 years ago
Another great value from Sicily ($15). Cerasuolo di Vittoria which literally translates to cherry from Vittoria and is a DOCG required blend of Nero di Avola (50-70%) and the amazing Frappato. Usually a brighter similarity to an actual red cherry, this version is a deeper expression of sappy dark red bing cherry, black raspberry with juicy plum, some licorice spice and a cut of volcanic minerality.
#gulfi #cerasuolo #sicily #frappato — 4 years ago