2017 Cortese 'Sabuci' Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Classico DOCG (Organic)

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2017 Cortese 'Sabuci' Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Classico DOCG (Organic)

Sabuci is the name of the contrada or hamlet where Cortese has been situated since 1930. It is an historical area, perfectly suited to the production of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, which is the reason why we have given the name “Sabuci” to this wine.

Sabuci has a very limited production of about 7.000 bottles per year.

Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine is ruby red, with flecks of garnet. 

Nose

The bouquet is fruit-driven, with aromas of cherries, pomegranate and fruits of the forest, plus cocoa, leather and caramel. 

Palate

The palate is elegant and complex. Hugely concentrated, the tannins are at the same time firm and persistent.

2020 Cortese 'Sabuci' Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Classico DOCG (Organic)

Vineyards& Vinification

The area around Cortese, in the region of Vittoria, was strongly influenced by Greek culture and the very important ancient Greek site of Kamarina is located nearby.

We have been inspired by ancient Greek culture in the way we have chosen to make our Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico.

Sabuci is made with the best selection of grapes – Nero d’Avola (60%) and Frappato (40%). The grapes carefully hand-harvested at the end of September and beginning of October. The grapes are put into small containers and we lower the temperature to around 10°C.

The two grape varieties are vinified separately, in different ways: the Nero d’Avola is fermented in open top barriques, enabling us to follow a really scrupulous process. We carry out “follatura” (immersion of the skins) by hand and extremely delicately. The Frappato, on the other hand, is fermented in 7hl terracotta amphorae. The natural porosity of terracotta allows the ideal oxygen exchange during the fermentation process. At the same time it also allows the wine to remain in contact with the skins for an extended period of up to 12 months. The wines are blended together and are aged for six months in barriques and botti of various sizes. The wine remains in bottle for at least 3 months before being introduced to the market

Awards

  • 17/20 points - Jancis Robinson

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Nero d’Avola (60%) and Frappato (40%)
Country Italy
Alcohol content
14.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Organic
Origin Sicily