Valle dell'Acate 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Item Number: 15139
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Nero d’Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Red soil
Aging: Steel tank and barrique for 12 months, minimum 9 months in bottle
Tasting Notes: The wine has an intense cherry red color. Mature blackberry and raspberry with notes of soft spices like licorice and cacao show on the nose. The palate is soft, full and velvety with balanced tannins. Pair this wine with elaborate meat dishes.
92 Points (2017 Vintage) Vinous 8/6/2019
"Wild aromas and flavors of red cherry, spices and potpourri. Supple and nicely sweet but not as fleshy as I might have expected in what was generally a hot year. Good acidity underscores the wine's spicy character and provides grip to the finish. A pretty wine that showcases the hot year by finishing a little high in alcohol."
Featured in The New York Times article " 20 Wines Under $20: Reds for Winter Moods and Foods " by Eric Asimov