Grotte Alte is a place: the limestone cliffs on which Vittoria stands. But it is also a wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, from Frappato and Nero d’Avola grapes, a synthesis of Sicily. It is a Mediterranean wine that retains the savoriness of the sea and all the air and temperature excursions of the Iblei Mountains. It is harmonious and has experienced long aging. It is perhaps the most ambitious of the Arianna Occhipinti wines. Elegant and proud.
CLASSIFICATION CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG
VARIETY NERO D’AVOLA 50% FRAPPATO DI VITTORIA 50%
ALTITUDE 280 A.S.L.
MEDIUM TERRAIN. ORIGINATES FROM SUB-APENNINE SANDS OF A CALCAREOUS NATURE
ORGANIC FARMING, NO CHEMICAL INTERVENTION
GUYOT AND BUSH TRAINING SYSTEM
AVERAGE AGE OF PLANTS 40 YEARS
PLANTING DENSITY 6,000 VINES PER HECTARE
HARVEST TIME FIRST TEN DAYS OF OCTOBER
FERMENTATION WITH INDIGENOUS YEASTS, 30-DAY MACERATION ON THE SKINS
AGING 32 MONTHS IN 25 HL SLAVONIAN OAK BARRELS, 4 MONTHS IN BOTTLE, NO FILTRATION