2014 Valle dell'Acate "Il Frappato" Vittoria
The 2014 Frappato Vittoria opens up with an irresistible fresh red fruit cocktail quality on the nose, followed by very spicy and floral notes, with juicy red berry and cherry. Finishes long and clean with a bright floral echo. A stellar Frappato that makes it impossible to put the glass down. (ID)
This shows aromas of blueberry, forest fruit and salt. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a mineral finish. Goes on for minutes. Tangy and savory.
Fragrant and fresh, this luminous wine opens with aromas of red berry, blueberry, violet, white rose and a potpourri of spice while the savory palate doles out crushed raspberry, juicy morello cherry and white pepper. It’s easy drinking, thanks to tangy acidity and light, silky tannins. Chill it down for a perfect summer red. (KO)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Vittoria Il Frappato is a sharply contoured and well defined red wine that embodies the light and feminine side of Sicily. This expression is very clean and focused. This is in part thanks to the good growing conditions of this vintage. Dark cherry fruit is generous and plush. That red fruit signature is followed by hints of green olive and caper. The finish is slightly sour and fresh. Frappato makes a great pairing partner to white meat and elaborate fish dishes. It can be served slightly chilled and is appropriate for near term consumption. (ML)
Wine & Spirits
This looks and tastes like an essence of black raspberries, from the magenta-edged color to the touches of bitterness in the flavor that saves such a fruit-driven wine from being sweet. A simple, clean, fresh and juicy red.
Light-footed and floral, this bright red features ripe plum and mulberry notes mixed with star anise, marjoram, graphite and violet accents. Tangy finish. (AN)