Valle dell'Acate 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Valle dell'Acate 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Item Number: 10251

UPC: 8-002621000003

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Frappato
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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.

Featured in The New York Times article " 20 Wines Under $20: Reds for Winter Moods and Foods " by Eric Asimov

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87 (12/1/2016)

    This balanced red has a supple frame, this offers delicate flavors of ripe cherry, plum, dried marjoram and spice box. Light tannins show on the subtle finish.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 92+ (12/14/2016)

    Bright red-ruby. Delicately smoky aromas of red fruits, plum, camphor and herbs, lifted by a bright floral nuance. Enters plush and gentle, then a little tighter in the middle, showing very good focus to the plum and black cherry flavors. A pliant, shapely wine with outstanding sweetness, inner-mouth floral perfume and fine-grained tannins.