Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Gulfi BIO
Gulfi's Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a simple red wine from Sicily, charactized by a strong and ancient tradition, thanks to the combination of the native grape varieties Nero d'Avola and Frappato. The grapes come from Vigna Stidda, one of the vineyards owned by Gulfi winery, which covers about 1 hectare in Chiaramonte Gulfi, 420 meter above sea level. The harvest is usually performed between the end of September for Nero d'Avola and the first week of October for Frappato. The two varieties are vinified separately, with short maceration of the must on the skins at controlled temperature and gathered at the end of the alcoholic fermentation. After a maturation of about 7 months on its lees in steel tanks, the wine ages in bottle for 1-2 months.
It has a deep cherry red colour, with subtle purple hues. Fresh red fruits bouquet, with notes of peach and morello cherry with soft floral nuances. The taste is harmonious, elegant, soft and it corresponds to the fruity notes which characterize the nose. This Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a fragrant Sicilian red, perfect when served fresh, at a temperature of 14-16 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Gulfi'S The Cerasuolo di Vittoria easily pairs with simple and tasty pasta dishes, garlic-tomatoes pizza, appetizers and cured meat. It is the right wine for fish for those who don't want to renounce to red wine, with all the fish-dishes in witch tomato sauce is present. Very well flavour-balanced with all the Mediterranean herbs preparation. Finally, it is intriguing in combination with roasted chestnuts.
Naturalness is the principle that has always guided the work of Gulfi winery. This is the same “naturalness” that distinguishes these wines, which are the fruit of traditional and bio-organic winegrowing and non-invasive vinification.The history of Gulfi was born in 1995, when Vito Catania inherited part of the family's lands from his father, giving rise to a pioneering project to enhance Nero d'Avola grape variety and rediscover the prestigious crus of Pachino, in south-eastern Sicily.