Sicily Jumping Out of the Glass – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Sicily Jumping Out of the Glass


Gaetana Jacono

Valle dell’Acate owner Gaetana Jacono says the family considers this wine the most representative of their estate. Made from frappato, it takes you on a walk through the wild Sicilian countryside, as aromas of rosemary, lavender and mint burst from the glass. Those herbal notes continue unfolding on the palate, joining a wave of juicy red berry flavor that surges forward on cool, refreshing acidity. The wine’s translucent cherry color, evocative aromas and vibrant flavors offer loads of sensual pleasure at an accessible price.

Skurnik Wines & Spirits, NY

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Valle dell’Acate 2018 Vittoria Frappato Il Frappato (Best Buy)


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is the Italian wine editor at Wine & Spirits magazine.


This story appears in the print issue of August 2020.
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