2010 Valle dell'Acate "Case Ibidini" Nero d'Avola Sicilia

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A second label of Valle dell'Acate, the Case Ibidini range (pronounced 'bidini) consists of varietally labeled wines from the estate intended for more casual consumption. The local name of the area where the estate is situated, Bidini, is drawn from the ancient root Bidis. This in turn referred to the name of a group of early Hellenic settlers who populated the area nearly 20 centuries ago. These wines provide a purity and authenticity reflective of the philosophy of the estate, all at an affordable price. Made from 100% Nero d'Avola grapes grown in medium-compact soil interspersed with tufa. The wine was aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Its ruby red color, bright fruit flavors, and pleasant tannins make it suitable for everyday meat dishes: roasted, stewed or otherwise. According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a superb set of wines from Valle dell'Acate. Not only are the wines delicious, the best bottles deliver incredible value as well. The estate uses only their best hillside plots for the Valle dell'Acate label, while the vineyards in the plains are used for the entry-level Case Ibidini range." (06/11)

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Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2012 | Send Email
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A great value in Nero d'Avola! Bright, dark-cherry and red plum fruit with just enough spice to keep it interesting. Wonderful with sharp cheeses and smoked meats.

Staff Image By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/29/2012 | Send Email
A great value Nero d'Avola. Good fruit, a touch of earth and herbs and no oak to get in the way. Bravo!

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/3/2012 | Send Email
Always a favorite, but love this 2010! Cranberry and raspberry, the palate is immediately charming and (incredibly) the fruit yields to the wine’s minerality; eliminating any possibility of it being over bearing. Impeccably balanced and wonderfully smooth, Valle del Acate is a renowned producer that has taken an indigenous Sicilian grape, often known for its weight and power, and given it grace.

Staff Image By: Michael Jordan | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/13/2011 | Send Email
An everyday bargain. 100% Nero d'Avola, this wine is pure and balanced. Bright red fruit, medium bodied with lush but big tannin. An Italian delight.

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