Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato 2015

$15.29

SKU 8002621000034

750ml

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Color: Very clear ruby red. Aroma: Fragrant, fresh and overpowering; hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, violet flowers and sage. Flavor: Very vivacious and fresh, particularly aromatic because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent closing. Best paired with: Appetizers including fresh and aged cheeses, salamis, Sicilian red tuna, fish soup, mullet, sushi and sashimi. Serve at: 14º-15º C, slightly fresher than the usual temperature for reds.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Brand Valle dell'Acate
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastBright and savory, this opens with enticing aromas of wild berry, fragrant blue flower, rose and a whiff of exotic spice. The silky, easy-drinking palate offers succulent Marasca cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and a hint of clove alongside lithe tannins and fresh acidity.

Kerin O'Keefe, August 1, 2016
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Wine AdvocateThis is a wine I enjoy regularly at home because it delivers consistent, easy-drinking satisfaction at a good value price. The 2015 Vittoria Frappato Il Frappato is an elegant and streamlined wine that offers a pretty bouquet of wild berry, cranberry, herb and blue flowers. The Frappato grape is very influenced by the soils it is planted on. Valle dell'Acate has taken care to dedicate its vineyard plots with thin, sandy soils where the roots can extend far underground to this delicate variety. The grape delivers a good dose of natural acidity and you will notice that sourness on the finish.

Monica Larner, August 2016