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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cersuolo di Vittoria
70% Calabrese, 30% Frappato Planted in 1997 Clay, Limestone 5.5 ha
Vittoria Frappato
Frappato Planted in 1982 Clay 4 ha
Vittoria Calabrese
Calabrese Planted in 1998 Clay 4.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes sorted in the vineyard, harvested by hand

• Natural fermentation


Cerasuolo di Vittoria:

• Fermentation in stainless steel for 18 days

• Aged 18 months in stainless steel before bottling

• Aged on fine lees

• Aged in bottle for 3 to 6 months

• Grapes sourced from the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico zone (which is distinguished from the lower classification of Cerasuolo di Vittoria)

• Cerasuolo di Vittoria must have 50% to 70% Calabrese and 30% to 50% Frappato


Vittoria Frappato:

• Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 16 days

• Aged 9 months in stainless steel before bottling

• Aged on fine lees

• Aged in bottle for 3 to 6 months


Vittoria Calabrese

• Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 18 days

• Malolactic fermentation in old oak barrel for 40 days

• Aged 9 months in stainless steel before bottling

• Aged in bottle for 3 to 6 months


General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Appellation(s)
Vittoria Frappato, Vittoria Calabrese
Producer
Salvatore and Alessandro Portelli
Founded
1863
Annual Production
2400 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
http://www.portelliwine.it
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