60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, Sicily, Italy
Cerasuolo di Vittoria is one of the most distinctive red wines produced on the Italian island of Sicily. It is currently the only one considered worthy of DOCG status. Cerasuolo means "cherry like". The wines have a deep ruby red color complemented by pronounced aromas of cherries and red berries.
Pure Frappato wines are almost always light bodied and low in tannins, but here the Nero d'Avola component brings weight and body, balancing Frappato's perky fruitiness. Fantastico!