2011 Valle Dell’ Acate “il Frappato” Vittoria Frappato DOC, Sicily, Italy.
Valle Dell’ Acate is located in Bidini, run by Gaetana Jacono who is another amazing woman, like Arianna Occhipinti down the road, that has elevated Sicily and this region of Vittoria to unbelievable heights. Valle Dell’ Acate is known for their elegance and quality the world over and their Cerasuolo di Vittoria is one of the great values of the Island, but it is the il Frappato that I found irresistible in a recent tasting of their wines. The 2011 il Frappato is fresh, vibrant and wrapped in a silky texture with clean detailed flavors that burst to life on the palate with wild strawberry, plum, lingonberry and zesty brambleberry fruits and peppery spices. There is a nice hint of mineral, anise and dried flowers that add to the whole on this balanced wine that delivers lots of entertainment and pleasure.
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive