Donnafugata presents to the market Floramundi 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, produced from Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes. A wine that – together with Bell’Assai Frappato – represents the fruit of Donnafugata’s production commitment in eastern Sicily. A project aimed at producing wines under the prestigious Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG and Frappato di Vittoria DOC, Etna DOC denominations.
“We chose to address the productions of the great traditions that eastern Sicily offers – says Antonio Rallo, head of the company together with his sister José – a project that will allow us to propose the excellence of Sicilian wine from different territories. Along with our production activities at Contessa Entellina, in the heart of western Sicily, and on the island of Pantelleria, with the 2016 harvest we have, in fact, launched the production in the Vittoria area and on Etna. We are very proud: Floramundi is a successful interpretation of Cerasuolo di Vittoria.”
“Floramundi – José Rallo explains with regard to the name of the wine – is a fantastic figure of a woman who is giving the gift of wonderful interlacements of flowers and fruits with velvety tones. It is a dialogue between two souls, the elegant and sophisticated one of Floral Liberty, of which Vittoria is rich in testimonies, and the fascinating and suggestive one of the tradition of the Sicilian Puppets. A dialogue between Nero d’Avola and Frappato to listen to with pleasure. A refined artistic label for a prestigious denomination: Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG”.
Vittoria is a zone that is highly suitable for winegrowing, located between the Hyblean plateau and the sea in south-east Sicily. Here – in the territory of Acate – Donnafugata manages about 18 hectares of vineyards in productionwith 11 hectares of Nero d’Avola and 7 of Frappato.
Floramundi is a refined Cerasuolo di Vittoria with a flowery soul. Produced from Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes, it is a red with intriguing aromatic depth. Fresh and fleshy, it offers an ample and fragrant bouquet with intense notes of pink flowers and red fruit, pleasantly spicy.
It is a perfect sipping wine! It also pairs with tasty first courses and grilled meat. Ideal with red tuna steak, roasted amberjack and other important fish baked in the oven. Try with gourmet pizzas. It can be uncorked at time of serving and is excellent at 16°C.
Floramundi belongs to the Donnafugata Collection of the “Versatile, rich in character” that responds to a desire for harmony. A wine capable of getting everyone to agree with originality and style.