Valle dell’Acate Il Frappato Vittoria 2021
Appellation: D.O.C Vittoria Il Frappato
Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
Aging process: Steel vats for 6 months; bottle-aged for at least 3 months
Alcohol level: 13,5%
BLACK SOIL WITH WHITE PEBBLES: these vineyards are located at roughly 100 meters above sea level. The soil is black, relatively compact and riddled with white stones. The soil structure makes it possible for plant roots to oxygenate freely, extending down deep into the ground. The company produces a red wine here, Il Frappato, which draws complex perfumes and a decent acidity from the characteristics of the terrain.
Vinous – “The 2021 Valle dell’Acate Il Frappato is a deeply expressive yet still lively expression, with hints of tangerine giving way to sour cherries and a mix of rose and violet florals. It’s softly textured yet full of citrus-derived tension and perfumed throughout, like liquid flowers offset by a spicy wave of blood orange. This finishes with length yet also remarkably fresh, and it leaves the mouth watering for more. I would be happy to drink this any day of the week.” (90 Pts)
James Suckling – “A rather floral and fruit-forward nose with rose, raspberry and strawberry coming through. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Linear, fruity and fun.” (90 Pts)