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Valle dell'Acate Frappato & Nero d'Avola Blend, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Sicily, Italy

Valle dell'Acate Frappato & Nero d'Avola Blend, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Sicily, Italy

Valle dell'Acate Frappato & Nero d'Avola Blend 2020

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Sicily, Italy

Introduction: The Valle dell'Acate 2020 Frappato & Nero d'Avola blend is a testament to the Sicilian winemaking tradition in the prestigious Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG. This wine, composed of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato, mirrors the red soils of its vineyard origins—each sips a vibrant narrative of the eastern Sicilian terroir. It carries the legacy of a DOCG certification, promising a profile of impeccable quality and authenticity.

Product Details:

  • Appellation: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
  • Region: Eastern Sicily, Italy
  • Vineyard: Contrada of Biddine Soprana, Plateau, Acate
  • Soil Type: Medium texture with compact, limy tufa
  • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
  • Vine Age: Established espaliers and cord, approx. 5,000 plants/hectare
  • Yield: 6,700 kg/hectare
  • Aging: 12 months in barrels and tonneaux, followed by 9 months in the bottle
  • Alcohol: 13.00%
  • Production Volume: Information not provided

Sensory Description: The 2020 vintage of this wine is a sensory delight, presenting an intense cherry red color that beckons the senses. The nose is greeted with ripe aromas of red fruits such as blackberries, raspberries, and cherries, elegantly mingling with spices like licorice and a hint of cocoa. On the palate, it offers a soft, full body with velvety tannins, culminating in a persistent, aromatic finish that beautifully showcases the smoothness of its varietals, enhanced by the unique spice and freshness of the Ragusa area.

Winemaker's Background: Guided by Gaetana Jacono, a sixth-generation winemaker with a deep-seated respect for her Sicilian roots, Valle dell'Acate emphasizes a philosophy of continuity and innovation. Gaetana's commitment to expressing the true character of the local terroir through sustainable practices has positioned Valle dell'Acate as a beacon of quality in Sicilian viticulture.

Serving Suggestions: To fully appreciate the complexity of this wine, we recommend serving it between 61-64°F. It pairs exceptionally well with rich, spiced dishes such as aged D.O.P. Ragusano cheese, chicken curry, game pâté, and roasted meats like lamb and rabbit. Its versatile profile makes it suitable for a wide range of culinary experiences, enhancing the enjoyment of both the wine and the food.

This blend captures the essence of its Sicilian heritage and stands as a proud representation of Valle dell'Acate's commitment to excellence and sustainability in winemaking.

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