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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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.

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!

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.

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/29/2011  | Send Email
Valle dell'Acate is probably my favorite producer from the Vittoria area of Sicily. I'm not normally a huge fan of Nero d'Avola as I find many to be a little too rich and/or flabby and/or stewed. This second label of sorts is absolutely delicious however. It reminds me of "old school" Zinfandel, with lots of brambly fruit, clove, woodsy spice, and sandlewood aromas, and a rich yet lively mouhfeel with soft tannins and relatively low alcohol (the label on this reads 12.5, and I believe it). Great as a early evening sipper or with a hearty pasta or anything off the grill. CM

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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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Sicily