Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2012

Red Blends from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 130751
  • ST93
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a simple red wine; light bodied and fragrant, with the balance of fruit, pepper and herbs. Best consumed while young, this is a typical terroir-driven expression of the Sicilian varietals Frappato (50%) and Nero d'Avola (50%).

Critical Acclaim

"Full red-ruby. Ripe dark red cherry, blackberry, violet, ink and quinine on the knockout nose. Sexy, savory and sweet, boasting terrific energy and depth to its sappy black and red fruit flavors. Wonderfully vibrant and balanced on the long, sweet finish, which is firm and gripping but not particularly tannic. This outstanding wine is the best Cerasuolo di Vittoria made by Gulfi, and, for the money, one of the Italian wines of the year."
93 Points

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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