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Valle dell'Acate

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 51
Average Score:

Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2017 Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2017
Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2018 Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2018
Bellifolli Insolia 2017 Bellifolli Insolia 2017
Bellifolli Insolia 2018 Bellifolli Insolia 2018
Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2017 Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2017
Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2018 Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2018
Bellifolli Syrah 2017 Bellifolli Syrah 2017
Bellifolli Syrah 2018 Bellifolli Syrah 2018
Bidis 2004 Bidis 2004
Bidis 2013 Bidis 2013
Bidis 2014 Bidis 2014
Bidis 2016 Bidis 2016
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2004 Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2004
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2012
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2014 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2014
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2015
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Iri da Iri 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Iri da Iri 2013
Frappato 2005 Frappato 2005
Il Moro 2001 Il Moro 2001
Il Moro 2004 Il Moro 2004
Il Moro 2012 Il Moro 2012
Il Moro 2013 Il Moro 2013
Il Moro 2014 Il Moro 2014
Il Moro 2015 Il Moro 2015
Il Moro Limited Edition 2008 Il Moro Limited Edition 2008
Il Moro Limited Edition 2012 Il Moro Limited Edition 2012
Il Moro Limited Edition 2015 Il Moro Limited Edition 2015
Rusciano 2011 Rusciano 2011
Rusciano 2013 Rusciano 2013
Tané 2010 Tané 2010
Tané 2011 Tané 2011
Tané 2013 Tané 2013
Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2014 Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2014
Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2015 Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2015
Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2016 Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2016
Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2014 Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2014
Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2015 Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2015
Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2016 Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2016
Vittoria Frappato 2014 Vittoria Frappato 2014
Vittoria Frappato 2015 Vittoria Frappato 2015
Vittoria Frappato 2016 Vittoria Frappato 2016
Vittoria Frappato 2017 Vittoria Frappato 2017
Vittoria Frappato 2018 Vittoria Frappato 2018
Zagra 2005 Zagra 2005
Zagra 2014 Zagra 2014
Zagra 2015 Zagra 2015
Zagra 2016 Zagra 2016
Zagra 2017 Zagra 2017
Zagra 2018 Zagra 2018



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Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo (80%), Chardonnay (20%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, pear and banana followed by aromas of citrus fruits, hawthorn, plum and broom.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, pear and banana.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with fish, Sauteed fish, Sauteed white meat, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

October 2018



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Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Grillo & Chardonnay 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo (80%), Chardonnay (20%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, banana and pear followed by aromas of acacia, citrus fruits, plum and broom.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, banana and pear.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with fish, Sauteed fish, Sauteed white meat, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

November 2019



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Bellifolli Insolia 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Insolia 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, pear and peach followed by aromas of plum, hawthorn, citrus fruits and broom.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, pear and plum.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish and vegetable appetizers, Risotto with fish, Fried fish, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

October 2018



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Bellifolli Insolia 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Insolia 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, pear and broom followed by aromas of citrus fruits, hawthorn and plum.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, pear and plum.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish and vegetable appetizers, Risotto with fish, Fried fish, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

November 2019



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Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of purple red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of blackberry, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of violet, raspberry and blueberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Finish of moderate persistence with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plum.

4 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

October 2018



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Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Nero d'Avola 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of geranium, raspberry and violet.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry.

4 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

November 2019



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Bellifolli Syrah 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Syrah 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of black currant, blueberry and plum followed by aromas of violet, black cherry and raspberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, blueberry and plum.

4 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

October 2018



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Bellifolli Syrah 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bellifolli Syrah 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of black currant, black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, plum and hay.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, black cherry and blueberry.

4 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

November 2019



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Bidis 2004, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bidis 2004

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay, Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) Bidis shows a brilliant golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, orange and almond followed by aromas of toasted, vanilla, pineapple, peach, hawthorn, broom, plum and pear. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, almond and orange. Bidis ages for 12 months in cask followed by 4-6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 45, October 2006



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Bidis 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bidis 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense golden yellow and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, banana and apple followed by aromas of pear, orange, hazelnut, hawthorn, ripe peach, honey and vanilla.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, banana and apple.

12 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

September 2015



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Bidis 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bidis 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Deep golden yellow and nuances of amber yellow, transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, apple and banana followed by aromas of pear, hazelnut, honey, butter, orange and vanilla.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, apple and banana.

12 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

October 2018



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Bidis 2016, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Bidis 2016

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant golden yellow and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, banana and plum followed by aromas of acacia, hawthorn, orange, hazelnut, pear, butter, honey and vanilla.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and banana.

12 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

November 2019



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2004, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2004

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily) This Cerasuolo di Vittoria shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of plum and black cherry followed by aromas of blackberry, violet, blueberry, carob and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. This wine ages for 12 months in cask followed by at least 9 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2006



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2012, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2012

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of blackberry, plum and black cherry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, carob, tobacco and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, plum and raspberry.

12 months in cask, 9 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Stuffed pasta with meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2015



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of blackberry, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, tobacco, raspberry, carob, vanilla and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plum.

12 months in cask, 9 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta with meat, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2016



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and strawberry followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, blackberry, raspberry, carob, geranium, black pepper and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and strawberry.

12 months in cask, 9 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta with meat, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2018



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, raspberry and blackberry followed by aromas of blueberry, black cherry, violet, geranium, carob, tobacco, vanilla, black pepper and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, raspberry and blackberry.

12 months in cask, 9 months in cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta with meat, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

April 2019



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, geranium, strawberry, carob and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

12 months in cask, 9 months in cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta with meat, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2019



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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Iri da Iri 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Iri da Iri 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (60%), Frappato (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of plum, blackberry and black cherry followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, cocoa, tobacco, cinnamon, graphite, licorice, leather, mace, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry.

36 months in cask, 18 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

April 2019



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Frappato 2005, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Frappato 2005

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) This wine shows a pale ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of cyclamen, blueberry and plum. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. This Frappato ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Fish soups, Roasted fish, Pasta with meat and mushrooms

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

September 2006



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Il Moro 2001, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2001

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry followed by good aromas of plum, violet and licorice. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and blueberry. This wine ages in steel tanks and in bottle for at least 9-12 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 15, January 2004



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Il Moro 2004, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2004

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) Il Moro shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of violet, tobacco, carob and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry. Il Moro ages in steel tanks and in bottle for at least 9-12 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 45, October 2006



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Il Moro 2012, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2012

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of blackberry, plum and violet followed by aromas of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, cinnamon, carob and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, plum and raspberry.

12 months in steel tanks, cask and bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2015



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Il Moro 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of blackberry, plum and black cherry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, carob, mace and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry.

12 months in steel tanks, cask and bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2016



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Il Moro 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, carob, tobacco, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plum.

12 months in steel tanks and cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2018



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Il Moro 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, carob, tobacco, cinnamon, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry.

12 months in steel tanks and cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

April 2019



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Il Moro Limited Edition 2008, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro Limited Edition 2008

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of blackberry, plum and black cherry followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, licorice, leather, tar, mace and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry.

12 months in barrique, 60 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

October 2015



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Il Moro Limited Edition 2012, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro Limited Edition 2012

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of blackberry, plum and black cherry followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, leather, mace, licorice, tobacco and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry.

12 months in barrique, at least 60 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

June 2017



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Il Moro Limited Edition 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Il Moro Limited Edition 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, cocoa, pink pepper, carob, tobacco, cinnamon, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum.

12 months in barrique, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2018



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Rusciano 2011, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Rusciano 2011

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black currant, plum and black cherry followed by aromas of blueberry, dried violet, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, black cherry and plum.

Aged in cask.


Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2015



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Rusciano 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Rusciano 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum.

Aged in steel tanks and cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2016



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Tané 2010, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tané 2010

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola, Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of brick red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of prune, blackberry jam and dried violet followed by aromas of black cherry jam, carob, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, mace and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of prune, blackberry jam and black cherry jam.

12 months in barrique, 14 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 15%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

June 2015



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Tané 2011, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tané 2011

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, blackberry and dried violet followed by aromas of black cherry, blueberry, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, leather and eucalyptus.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry.

12 months in barrique, 14 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 15%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

September 2016



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Tané 2013, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tané 2013

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, mace, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry.

12 months in barrique, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

June 2017



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Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Pale straw yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, peach and pear followed by aromas of broom, hawthorn, pineapple and plum.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, peach and pear.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Fish and crustacean appetizers, Risotto with fish, Sauteed crustaceans

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

June 2015



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Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, plum and hawthorn followed by aromas of pear, citrus fruits and broom.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and pear.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish and vegetable appetizers, Risotto with fish, Sauteed crustaceans

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

September 2016



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Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2016, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Insolia 2016

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Pale straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, citrus fruits and plum followed by aromas of pear, hawthorn, jasmine and broom.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and pear.

4 months in steel tanks, 2 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish and vegetable appetizers, Risotto with fish, Sauteed crustaceans

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

June 2017



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Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances or purple red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, plum and bell pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

persistent finish with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry.

6 months in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

June 2015



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Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of purple red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of plum, black cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, blackberry, geranium and blueberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

6 months in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

September 2016



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Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2016, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Tenuta Ibidini Nero d'Avola 2016

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, geranium and blueberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

Aged in steel tanks for 6 months.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

June 2017



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Vittoria Frappato 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria (Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, blackberry and raspberry followed by aromas of strawberry, violet, plum, cyclamen and blueberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, blackberry and raspberry.

6 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

June 2015



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Vittoria Frappato 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria (Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, blackberry and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, plum, strawberry, rose, blueberry and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry.

6 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

September 2016



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Vittoria Frappato 2016, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato 2016

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria (Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, blackberry and raspberry followed by aromas of strawberry, cyclamen, rose, plum, blueberry and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry.

6 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

June 2017



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Vittoria Frappato 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of rose, blueberry, plum, violet, blackberry and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, strawberry and raspberry.

6 months in steel tanks, at least 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

October 2018



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Vittoria Frappato 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Vittoria (Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of strawberry, cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, rose, blackberry, blueberry, plum and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of strawberry, cherry and raspberry.

6 months in steel tanks, at least 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

November 2019



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Zagra 2005, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2005

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Inzolia, Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of apple, hawthorn and almond followed by aromas of pear, citrus fruits and plum. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple and almond. Zagra ages for 4 months in steel tanks followed by 2 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish and crustaceans appetizers, Risotto with fish and vegetables

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

September 2006



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Zagra 2014, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2014

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Pale golden yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, pear and broom followed by aromas of citrus fruits, hawthorn, peach, plum and pineapple.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and peach.

4 months in steel tanks, 4 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with fish, Fried fish, Stuffed pasta with vegetables, Vegetable soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

June 2015



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Zagra 2015, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2015

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily)
Pale golden yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, pear and plum followed by aromas of peach, hawthorn, almond, citrus fruits and pineapple.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and peach.

4 months in steel tanks, 4 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with fish, Fried fish, Stuffed pasta with vegetables, Vegetable soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

September 2016



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Zagra 2016, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2016

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, citrus fruits and plum followed by hawthorn, pear, broom, pineapple, peach and almond.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and almond.

4 months in steel tanks, 4 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with fish, Fried fish, Stuffed pasta with vegetables, Vegetable soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

June 2017



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Zagra 2017, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2017

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Pale golden yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, citrus fruits and peach followed by aromas of pear, hawthorn, plum, broom, pineapple, almond and mineral.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and almond.

4 months in steel tanks, 4 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with fish, Fried fish, Stuffed pasta with vegetables, Vegetable soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

October 2018



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Zagra 2018, Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

Zagra 2018

Valle dell'Acate (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, citrus fruits and hawthorn followed by aromas of pear, plum, peach, broom, pineapple, almond and mineral.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and almond.

4 months in steel tanks, 4 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with fish, Fried fish, Stuffed pasta with vegetables, Vegetable soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

November 2019


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