Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Sicily
Item code: 
IVC051
Vintage: 
2014
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Cerasuolo Di Vittoria
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Valle dell'Acate
Varietals: 
Red Blend
Varietal notes: 
70% NERO D'AVOLA, 30% FRAPPATO
Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon, Approx 5.000 plants for hectare
Southeast. 150-200m in elevation.
Locally known as "Milaro" - it is characterized by a particular substrate of calcareous sandstone, inter¬leaved with packets of clay that allow the vines to produce high quality grapes.
Hand harvested.Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon, Yield for hectare: 5000 kilos
Fermented using indigenous yeast in stainless steel.
Combination of stainless steel (for Frappato) and oak (for Nero d'Avola) for 12 months, and an additional nine months in bottle.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria was one of the first Sicilian wines to attain DOC status, which it was awarded in 1973.
90
92 (JS)
89
Creamy and layered, offering baked black raspberry and fig flavors and accents of anise, dried thyme and mineral. This is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with light tannins and a fragrant finish. Drink now through 2023. 8,333 cases made.—A.N.
Here is a red with pretty raspberry and floral components to the nose. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fine finish. It's all about finesse here. Drink now or hold.
Good full ruby-red. Raspberry, dark cherry and sassafras, with hints of violet and smoke. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering spicy dark berry, cocoa and balsamic oil flavors. Finishes slightly chunky, with very good length.
Field Publication Computed: 
Wine SpectatorIWCVinous
Field Rating Computed: 
90\nCreamy and layered, offering baked black raspberry and fig flavors and accents of anise, dried thyme and mineral. This is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with light tannins and a fragrant finish. Drink now through 2023. 8,333 cases made.—A.N.\n92 (JS)\nHere is a red with pretty raspberry and floral components to the nose. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fine finish. It's all about finesse here. Drink now or hold.\n89\nGood full ruby-red. Raspberry, dark cherry and sassafras, with hints of violet and smoke. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering spicy dark berry, cocoa and balsamic oil flavors. Finishes slightly chunky, with very good length.\n