Grape varieties: Frappato 50%, Nero d'Avola 50%
Grotte alte is a territory: The limestone ridges on which Vittoria, Arianna´s hometown stands. But it is also a wine, Arianna's Cerasuolo di Vittoria, a blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola grapes, the summary of her Sicily. It is a Mediterranean wine that preserves the taste of the sea, the air and the Iblei Mountains' thermal excursions. It is harmonious and it has undergone long aging. Perhaps it is the most ambitious of her wines. Elegant and proud.
Classification: Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
Altitude: 280 meters above sea level
Soil: Medium density. Red sands and chalk from sub-Apennine limestone rocks
Agriculture: Organic without chemical intervention
Training system: Guyot, Alberello
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Plant density: 6,000 plants per hectare
Harvest period: First ten days of October
Fermentation: Indigenous yeasts only, 30 days of maceration on the skins
Ageing: 32 months in large 25HL Slavonian oak barrels, 4 months in bottle, unfiltered.