2020 Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato Vittoria Sicily Italy

$28.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
A very clear ruby red color. The nose is fragrant, fresh and powerful with hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, violet flowers and sage. Very vivacious and fresh, particularly because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent finish.

Rated 91Points James Suckling
A very pretty young red with ripe red berries and hints of white chocolate, fresh herbs and whole peppercorns. Medium-bodied with soft tannins. Fresh and fruity. Pleasant to drink now.

Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A certified organic wine of which some 80,000 bottles were made, the Valle dell'Acate 2020 Sicilia Vittoria Il Frappato is both informal and elegant. The Frappato grape is a true star in the wide constellation of Sicilian grapes and should not be overlooked, especially if you love tonic, lean and silky wines that are generally Pinot Noir-adjacent. Valle dell'Acate makes one of the very best expressions, and this vintage is the standout. True to form, it shows wild berry, sour cherry and earth. There is some caper or green olive as well, and although the alcohol content registers a mild 13%, you feel the pinch of that Sicilian sunshine nonetheless.

Rated 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This bright Frappato has attractive aromas of red-skinned berry, rose petal and Mediterranean scrub. The juicy palate offers Marasca cherry, clove and white pepper alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity.