The Barocco is one of the top wines from the Avide winery, established more than a hundred years ago in the highlands of Comiso in the southern Sicily. It is a well-structured wine, ruby red, warm and complex. Produced from Nero d'Avola and Frappato grapes.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Frappato 60%; Nero D'Avola 40%|
|Pairs with||Excellent with red meat, cheeses and tasteful vegetables. Serve at 18-20 C.|
The Cerasuolo di Vittoria is an ancient red wine whose name relates to Vittoria Colonna Henriquez, founder of the city of Vittoria in southern Sicily. She in 1606 launched the extensive cultivation of the vines promising a gift of one hectare of land to each family provided that they accepted to cultivate another for her. The Cerasuolo di Vittoria became D.O.C. in 1973 and D.O.C.G. in 2005.
After fermentation this wine was matured 8 - 12 months in barriques, followed by 18 - 24 months in the bottle.
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: Full, spicy nose, with notes of leather, graphite and chocolate.
Taste: On the palate fullbody, velvety, persistent, round.
Drankable now, but will continue to develop in the large bottle.