2014 Valle dell'Acate "Il Frappato" Vittoria

SKU #1223680 92 points Vinous

 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)  (11/2015)

91 points James Suckling

 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.  (10/2014)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (1/2016)

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)  (12/2015)

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.  (6/2015)

Wine Spectator

 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)  (10/2015)

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By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/5/2016 | Send Email
One of my favorite light reds in the store, the 2014 Il Frappato is brighter and fruitier than the previous vintage, showing strawberry shortcake on the nose and finishing cleanly. I always prefer this wine chilled; floral and graphite notes really come through. Delicious and subtly spicy without being overbearing, this nimble Sicilian red is a summer staple.

By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/7/2016 | Send Email
We've long been fans of this winery and simply love their Frappato, a grape that is native to Sicily and produces lighter, less tannic reds. This one combines perfumed aromas of red berries, violets and sage and flavors of bright red fruit that make it ideally suited for cheeses, salami and seafood dishes. It's fresh and lively and we recommend giving it a brief chill prior to pouring. A perfect warm weather red.

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2016 | Send Email
Made from grapes known also as Frappato di Vittoria, this wine is fragrant, fresh and bursting out, intense notes of cherries, blackberry and raspberry. The palate impression is bright and fresh, light but persistent; with small black and red fruits coating the mouth. Wonderful with all cheeses, it is equally at home when served with fish. Give a slight chill.

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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