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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 first Sicilian DOCG wine was classified in 2005. The zone comprises 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 Classico historical area includes sub-areas. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name on the bottle label.

The rosé-like wine (cerasuolo = cherry red) is made Nero d'Avola (50 to 70%) and Frappato (for 30 to 50%) blended. The Cerasuolo di Vittoria may not be marketed earlier than June 1 of the year following the harvest, and the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico not before March 31 of the second year after the harvest. The extremely long-lived red wine can be stored for two or 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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