Valle dell'Acate 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Valle dell'Acate 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG

Item Number: 15139

UPC: 8-002621000003

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
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
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."

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  • Vinous
    Rating: 88 (6/10/2021)

    The 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria leads off with peppery herbs and florals, evolving further with time, adding wild strawberries and shavings of cedar. Its silky textures usher in ripe red and black fruits contrasted by exotic spices and hints of tobacco. This tapers off long with violet florals, savory herbs and inner earth notes.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (11/18/2021)

    Having been aged in oak for a year and, at the time of this tasting, almost two years in the bottle, the Valle dell'Acate 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico is lean and easy to drink, with some acidic sharpness along the way. The blend is 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato, and it follows faithfully in the house style, especially in terms of its varietal purity and Sicilian authenticity. It's a red that would pair with easy meat dishes like lamb chops on the grill.