Valle dell’Acate Frappato, “Il Frappato” 2014
Appellation: Vittoria DOC
Type: red, dry
Grape variety: Frappato (100%)
Producer: Valle dell’Acate
Production Area: C.da Bidini-Acate (Rg) – Eastern Sicily.
Vineyards: 60 acres at 360 ft above sea level.
Soil: medium texture,tending to compact with limy tufa.
Year of planting: 2000.
Planting system: low trained on wires system,spur pruned cordon
Vine density: 2,600 per acre
Harvest: last week of September to first week of October
Vinification: 15 days macerations at controlled temperature with malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging: three months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: bright translucent ruby with purple hints. Pretty floral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, rose, fresh herbs. Explosive juicy red berry fruit. The delicate red fruit flavors continue on the palate with lovely texture and depth to its impressions of red fruit . All this aroma is supported by a zesty acidity.
Food pairing with fresh and aged cheeses, salamis and fish dishes with tomatoes or tomato sauce.
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