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Cerasuolo di Vittoria

DOCG area for red wine in the south of the Italian region or on the island Sicily, The classification as the first Sicilian DOCG wine took place in 2005. The area includes parts of the municipalities of Acate, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Comiso, Santa Croce Camerina, Ragusa and Vittoria of the province of Ragusa, Butera, Gela, Mazzarino, Niscemi and Riesi in the province of Caltanissetta , as well as Caltagirone, Licodia Eubea and Mazzarrone in the province of Catania. The historical area Classico includes subareas. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the name of the label on the bottle label.

The similar to a rosé wine (cerasuolo = cherry red) is off Nero d'Avola (about 50 to 70%) and Frappato (about 30 to 50%) blended. The Cerasuolo di Vittoria may not be marketed until 31st March of the second year after the harvest at the earliest from the 1st of June of the year following the harvest, the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico . The extremely long-lived red wine can be stored for two and more decades. Well-known producers are Planeta Valle dell'Acate and Azienda Agricola COS. There is also a DOC area Vittoria with red and white wines.

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