Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2016
Biodynamic. The 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico opens to a deep crimson colour. It’s a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato from this fully organic and biodynamic producer on Sicily’s southern coast. The aromas are steady and bright with wild berry, dried black cherry, spice, licorice and savoury sage and spice notes. The mouthfeel is polished, silky and long in persistency. It has beautiful depth and density without coming across as heavy. There is a touch of bitter almond flavor and lots of savoury complexity on the finish. This wine is simply outstanding and keeps pinot noir drinkers, Shiraz drinkers and Nero d’Avola drinkers extremely happy. – Ian Cook, FWC.
The 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is a very nice wine that shows a smooth texture and a delicate approach that grows in intensity. There are small-berry aromas with cassis, wild raspberry and dried blueberry, which would spruce up any pasta like a Sicilian pasta alla Norma. A blend of 40% Frappato and 60% Nero d'Avola aged in oak barrels for 12 months, the wine is delicate and smooth, with tiny steps that go the long haul. The tannins are well integrated and give the wine a firm, upstanding backbone. Rating 93 – Monica Larner – Wine Advocate.
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