2018 Giovanni Gurrieri, Don Vice, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, 70% Nero d'Avola and 30% Frappato

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2018 Giovanni Gurrieri, Don Vice, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, 70% Nero d'Avola and 30% Frappato

"The Don Vicé is DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria, meaning it is a blend of the two prominent red varietals of the area: Frappato and Nero d’Avola.  When these two grapes come together, the balance is extraordinary, as the light and fresh, acidic nature of the Frappato compliments the darker fruit and earthy structure of the Nero d’Avola.  The grapes were hand-harvested in the early morning and brought to the cellar for a hand-destemming before an extended and cold skin-maceration and native yeast fermentation in stainless steel.  With only having spent time in steel, the two wines are blended and then bottled without filtration. The resulting Cerasuolo is absolutely beautiful.   Very aromatic on the nose, there is a bright red fruit quality that accompanies a pretty, floral note, yet a core of dark fruit and damp earth rings through as well.  On the palate, there is a wonderful combination of body, freshness, fruit character, and earthy drive, counterbalanced on the palate with soft but noticeable tannins.  This wine is a perfect red for a table of meats, chartcuterie, cheeses, and pasta." --Bon Vivant Imports