Producer: Tenute Senia - Sicily, Italy
Wine: 2019 Vittoria Rosso Ti Cuntu DOC
Varietal: 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
Tasting Notes: Deep red hue with elegant garnet highlights. Its bouquet offers a delightful medley of scents, featuring dried red fruit, floral notes, cherries, raspberries, and subtle notes of vanilla and licorice. As you savor this wine, your palate is greeted with an exuberant burst of cherry and cocoa flavors, beautifully balanced by its supple and harmonious soft tannins.
Food: Aged cheese, risotto, grilled fish, rich tomato braises and arancini.
Cellaring: Drink now
Chiaramonte Gulf - Sicily, Italy
Tenute Senia was established in 1850 in the Chiaramonte Gulf (encompassing the districts of Senia, Mortilla and Serravalle) and the same family has been growing 43 acres of native grapes as well as 7 acres of olive groves and some carob trees and persimmons for 7 generations. No pesticides or herbicides are used on this property cared for by three women: Angela, the owner and winemaker, her sister Valentina, the cellar/export/hospitality manager and their mother Pina who helps with her lifelong expertise in all aspects of the process. This link between women and wine is reminiscent of the history of this area called Contrada Senia where, in the 15th century, a woman was already marketing and selling wines and oils. This single district is the equivalent of a climate and is rich in limestone soil with volcanic subsoil where Sicilia DOC, Vittoria DOC, and Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG shine.