Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. – Nero d’Avola/Frappato Organic

Colour: cherry red with light violet hints.
Nose: red fruits, peach and marasca with flower notes.
Palate: harmonic, elegant.
Serving temperature: 15-16°C
Matching: excellent with white meat, tuna and elaborate fish dishes.

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Description

Colour: cherry red with light violet hints.
Nose: red fruits, peach and marasca with flower notes.
Palate: harmonic, elegant.
Serving temperature: 15-16°C
Matching: excellent with white meat, tuna and elaborate fish dishes

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Specifications

APPELLATION
Cerasuolo di Vittoria a D.O.C.G.
REGION
Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) – Monti Iblei
VINEYARDS
Vineyards dedicated to the Cerasuolo di Vittoria production are Vigna Catania, Vigna Patria and Vigna Coste.
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
Traditional, organic, without irrigation
ALTITUDE
450 mt. a.s.l.
CLIMATE
Temperate Mediterranean
SOIL
Limestone Clay
VARIETY
Nero d’Avola 70% Frappato di Vittoria 30%, selected and replanted by Azienda Gulfi according to Alberello training system. Nero d’Avola is named after Avola, a small town near Pachino in the province of Siracusa (near Ragusa) where it has been selected by local growers several hundred years ago. Frappato di Vittoria is an old indigenous wine grape variety from the southeast part of Sicily. Probably it originates in the territory of Vittoria (Ragusa) where it has been grown since the XVIIth century.
PLANT DENSITY
8000 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE
60 qli
VINIFICATION
Grapes of Nero d’Avola are harvested at the end of September and those of Frappato during the first week of October. They start fermentation separately, with a short maceration on their skins at a controlled temperature. They are mixed at the end of the alcoholic fermentation.
MATURATION
About 7 months on their yeast in stainless steel tanks.
AGING
In bottle for one or two months. It can be launched on the market in June of year following the harvest

The Producer

The winery, harmoniously integrated into the Chiaramonte landscape, represents the realisation of the Gulfi dream. The business, built between 2007 and 2011, harvests and vinifies grapes from different areas of production, ensuring an all-natural end product through a non-invasive wine making process. This is the last stage of an organic process that even excludes irrigation of the vineyards, accepting a low yield per hectare to promote the healthiness of the fruit.

It is well known that organic farming means quality, genuineness and the honest expression of a territory. It is a form of respect for nature as it involves little to no pollution. But the most important aspect of going organic is that it involves a choice we make in favour of our health. Here is a commitment that GULFI has included in the company’s code of ethics: “Gulfi chooses to respect the health of the consumer, with every means possible and in every productive choice it makes.”

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Awards

Wine Enthusiast 90 – 2013
Antonio Galloni 91 – 2013, 2014
Wine Spectator 90 – 2017