Valle dell’Acate – Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. – Classico [2017]


The Valle dell’Acate winery was founded by Giuseppe Jacono at the end of the 19th century and is today run by the latest generation of the Jacono family. Since the start, the familial vocation has been to establish a name for the family’s wines on an international level.

Valle dell’Acate winery has continued this tradition, specializing in the cultivation of the most prized and productive autochthonous vines, creating superior wines. The territory around Acate has a variety of landscapes. The countryside, at once sweet and arid, includes fertile flatlands that slope gently down towards the low, uniform coastline.

The Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a blend of two different types of grapes, harvested and fermented separately both coming from the Valle dell’Acate vineyards located in Acata near Ragusa in Southeastern Sicily. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins. The wine was matured for 12 months in oak barrels followed by at least 9 months in the bottles before release.

Colour: Intense cherry red.

Longevity 5-10 years

Producer Azienda Agricola Valle dell’Acate
Region Sicilia
Classification Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. Classico
Wine style Dry red wine
Grapes Nero d’Avola 60% and Frappato 40%
Vintage 2017
Maturation For 12 months in oak barrels followed by at least 9 months in the bottles before release.
Bouquet Ripe hints of red fruits, blackberries, raspberries and cherries, hints of spices including liquorice and cocoa.
Taste Soft, full-body, velvety tannins, persistent and aromatic.
Pairs with Aged cheeses, complicated and spiced dishes like chicken curry, game pâté, lamb, rabbit. Serving temperature 16-18 C.
Alcohol 13,5% vol.
Volume 0,75 l