COS, 2019 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico della Bastonaca DOCG


Producer


Vintage

2019

Region

Italy

Appellation

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Cuvée

Della Bastonaca

Varietal

Frappato, Nero d'Avola

Farming

Biodynamic, Low/No Sulfur Vinification

Vinification

Concrete Vat Fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Skin contact

Soil Type

Clay, Sandy loam, Volcanic iron

Note

arrives April 2024

60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
From a single vineyard with 30+ year old vines.
The sandy clay topsoil is also rich in oxidized iron making a fuller, more tannic expression than normal for these varietals.
Here’s a wine that I have not seen in many years. The organic COS 2019 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Contrada della Bastonaca is a blend of 60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato. It shows a medium dark appearance with floral aromas of rose, candied lilac, sour cherry and unripe plum. The wine is very fresh and tonic with a pretty mineral theme that adds focus and definition. 94 points-Wine Advocate