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Valle Dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittorio Classico 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Orange oil and green anise seed dominate the nose, which has very laid back slightly candied black raspberry fruit. Very tense in the mouth with fine balance and super integration. There’s a slightly tarry edge to the core of bitter black cherry fruit and a decent finish with nice cherry skin tannins, but this is not revealing all it has. The brightness and harmony here lead me to believe that this too will improve with two to three years in the cellar. 88pts

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Editorial Reviews for Valle Dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittorio Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
07/01/2011

Orange oil and green anise seed dominate the nose, which has very laid back slightly candied black raspberry fruit. Very tense in the mouth with fine balance and super integration. There’s a slightly tarry edge to the core of bitter black cherry fruit and a decent finish with nice cherry skin tannins, but this is not revealing all it has. The brightness and harmony here lead me to believe that this too will improve with two to three years in the cellar. 88pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
03/27/2010

Best described by one of my guest, like a basket of fresh berries on the nose. Reminding my quite of bit of a lovely wine named La Crima, the Il Frappato showed wonderfully fresh aromas of blueberries and cherries with cedar and a hint of undergrowth. The palate is light bodied and refreshing with strawberry, blackberry and herbal tea with orange blossom following through the finish. A great example of the unique qualities of Italian wines. This bottle could pair easily with a number of different foods and would probably show well with a very slight chill at a summer BBQ.


External Reviews for Valle Dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittorio Classico

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is an easy-drinking blend of Nero dandrsquo;Avola and Frappato (aged in oak) that pairs with pasta, veal or even a hearty hamburger with cheese, bacon and the works. This pretty wine shows nice heft and texture with a bright cherry close.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/03/2012

Ruby-red. Rather inexpressive aromas of red cherry, herbs and strong oak. Then sweet and sappy in the mouth, with liqueur-like flavors of caramelly dark cherry and bitter chocolate. Plenty of density here, but not particularly complex, and showing too much oaky torrefaction. Finishes with firm, mounting tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Cerasuolo di Vittoria is 70% Nero d'Avola (aged in oak) and 30% Frappato (aged in steel), a marriage that works beautifully. The Frappato adds freshness and verve to the dark fruit of the Nero d'Avola. Menthol, licorice and spices develop on the mid-palate and finish, adding further complexity. This is another marvelous wine from Valle dellandrsquo;Acate. Anticipated maturity: 2011andndash;2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is an easy-drinking blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato (aged in oak) that pairs with pasta, veal or even a hearty hamburger with cheese, bacon and the works. This pretty wine shows nice heft and texture with a bright cherry close.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/23/2009

A dry red made from Frappato, a very Sicilian grape variety. Pretty from the start, this scrumptious wine is ruby red in color, with firm raspberry fruit and lively acidity. It is the perfect easy-drinking wine to enjoy every day with Italian red sauce dishes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2008 Cerasuolo di Vittoria is 70% Nero d'Avola (aged in oak) and 30% Frappato (aged in steel), a marriage that works beautifully. The Frappato adds freshness and verve to the dark fruit of the Nero d'Avola. Menthol, licorice and spices develop on the mid-palate and finish, adding further complexity. This is another marvelous wine from Valle dell’Acate. Anticipated maturity: 2011–2014.



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