100% Nero d'Avola from Eastern Sicily, this is an easy-drinking, smooth red. This is a party wine! The nose is intense and fruity with small red fruit and spices like licorice. There are hints of leather and mild game. Wine is fresh and velvety on the palate. Pair this Nero d'Avola with meat dishes and grilled vegetables.
The grapes for this vines were harvested in the beginning of September. Juice spent 6 months in steel vats.�
The Sicilian winery of Valle dell�Acate has a long and storied history amongst the top estates in Sicily, as the Jacono family can trace back their winemaking roots here to the nineteenth century. It is located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, on the elegant Bidini Manor in the hills of the Dirillo Valley. The estate comprises over one hundred hectares of land, both for grapevines as well as Sicily�s famous blood oranges. Under the direction of the current head of the family winery, the elegant Gaetana Jacono (sixth generation), many of the vineyards have been replanted to the great traditional grapes of Sicily, which are farmed organically. With the same love that tied her ancestors to the vines, along with marked entrepreneurial insight, Gaetana has devoted herself to the production of Sicilian wines - a production that has earned great recognition, even on the international scene. The estate produces one of the finest examples of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, traditionally Sicily�s greatest wine. Cerasuolo di Vittoria was the first red wine in all of Sicily to achieve DOCG status, and to this day it continues to be one of Sicily�s greatest reds. The estate�s Cerasuolo di Vittoria is made of a blend of seventy percent Nero d�Avola and thirty percent Frappato, with the Nero d�Avola spending time in predominantly used barrique prior to bottling. The wine receives eight to nine more months of aging in bottle prior to release, allowing for the traditionally broad and velvety style of Cerasuolo di Vittoria to emerge prior to release. This is a full-bodied and complex wine, combining the dark spice notes of Nero d�Avola with the high-toned floral aspects of the Frappato. This harmonious blend displays supple tannins and sound acids to keep the wine fresh and bouncy on the palate. Valle dell'Acate wines have shown themselves to be an authentic expression of the history and character of this land. Wines produced for Tenuta Ibidini, Valle dell�Acate�s second label, vary widely and are intended for casual consumption. The name was inspired by a company-owned estate � Bidini � where some of the family�s ancient grapevines are located. These vines provide living testimony to family tradition and their ability to carefully and constantly safeguard the surrounding environment and local history.��