Il Frappato from the recognized Sicilian winery Valle dell'Acate. A beautiful fresh and aromatic red wine, which draws complex perfumes and a fine acidity from the characteristics of the terroir.
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|Producer||Azienda Agricola Valle dell'Acate|
|Classification||D.O.C Vittoria Frappato|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||in stainless steel vats for 6 months and bottle-aged for at least 3 months before release.|
|Bouquet||Fragrant, fresh and overpowering; hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, violet flowers and sage.|
|Taste||Very vivacious and fresh, particularly aromatic because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent closing.|
|Pairs with||Appetizers including fresh and aged cheeses, salamis, tuna, fish soup, mullet, sushi and sashimi. Serving temperature 14-15 C.|
The Valle dell’Acate winery was founded by Giuseppe Jacono at the end of the 19th century and is today run by the latest generation of the Jacono family. Since the start, the familial vocation has been to establish a name for the family’s wines on an international level.
Valle dell’Acate winery has continued this tradition, specializing in the cultivation of the most prized and productive autochthonous vines, creating superior wines. The territory around Acate has a variety of landscapes. The countryside, at once sweet and arid, includes fertile flatlands that slope gently down towards the low, uniform coastline.
The Frappato vines for the Il Frappato red wine grow in the Valle dell'Acate vineyards located in Acata near Ragusa in Southeastern Sicily at an altitude of 100 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins. The wine was matured in stainless steel vats for 6 months and bottle-aged for at least 3 months before release.
Colour: Very clear ruby red.
Longevity 3-5 years.