Why we love it
Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a DOCG wine still very little known, made with a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato, two native Sicilian grapes and this organic Cerasuolo di Vittoria has an elegant fruity nose, black ripe fruit and hints of spices, on the palate is full, smooth, perfectly balanced, soft tannins and a long finish. This is a great red wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria pairs mature and spicy cheeses, rich courses, red meat, game, mushrooms and lamb.
The artisan who made it
The Gurrieri winery is a family, a Sicilian family, Gurrieri is Giovanni and Angela, that have followed their mum and dad who have been growing grapes for over 50 years in Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the province of Ragusa.
The Gurrieri winery is located on the Iblei Mountains, in the fertile Val di Noto, in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG appellation area. Giovanni idea was to produce wines capable of expressing their "being sicilian" and respecting the environment, following organic practices and limiting the production. Gurrieri is a very small winery, for each label, only about 3000 bottles are produced. This is Gurrieri's philosophy.
The whole family is involved in the winery, including papa Vincenzo, "Don Vice" as it called in Sicilian dialect to whom the Cerasuolo di Vittoria is dedicated and the mum, Graziella, to which a classic method sparkling wine is dedicated. Their wines tell of the uncontaminated nature of the Iblei mountains, a natural paradise for the vine and the grapes caressed by the Mediterranean climate, with important temperature excursions, giving strength, vigor, aromas and unique flavors to the grapes.
The wines are made only using the best grapes, grown without the use of chemical products, harvested by hand in two times to obtain the maximum result from different maturations, transported in small boxes to avoid damaging the grapes, chilled, softly crushed and vinified (with long maceration for the reds).
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