Valle dell'Acate's Gaetana Jacono in California.
Posted on June 14, 2012
Gaetana Jacono, Valle dell’ Acate’s manager and wine maker extraordinaire will be in California at the end of the month to share her passion for Sicilian wines! Join us for Winemaker Dinners at A16 in SF (June 25th), and Donato Enoteca in Redwood City (June 26th). She will also be appearing at several other trade functions. Call us if you are interested in meeting Gaetana!
Sicilian wines are hot! Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast as being “Red-Hot” and having “sex-appeal”, Valle dell’Acate recently received top reviews from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Recent reviews include:
90 POINTS – 2008 Valle dell’Acate Il Moro, Nero d’Avola – “The 2008 Il Moro show the darker side of Nero d’Avola in its dark wild cherries, flowers, leather and licorice. It offers excellent length and fine overall balance. A final blast of ripe, juicy plums punctuates the finish.” ~Antonio Galloni RP June 2011
91 POINTS – 2010 Valle dell’Acate Zagra – “The 2010 Zagra is an unoaked blend of 70% Grillo and 20% Inzolia that totally conquers the palate with its finessed personality. Juicy apricots, peaches and jasmine are just some of the nuances that liner on the multi-dimensional finish. When Sicilian whites are on they cam be stunning, as is the case here.” ~Antonio Galloni RP June 2011
91 POINTS – 2010 Valle dell’Acate Frappato – “The 2010 Frappato is a gorgeous wine endowed with expressive inner perfume, sweet red fruit and an impossibly long, silky finish. It shows terrific depth on the palatae, but some of the wine’s more feminine qualities will be emphasized if it is served slightly chilled during the warmer months when it is sure to provide much pleasure.” ~Antonio Galloni RP June 2011
92 POINTS – 2008 Valle dell’Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria – “The 2008 Cerasuolo di Vittoria is 70% Nero d’Avola (aged in oak) and 30% Frappato (aged in steel), a marriage that works beautifully. The Frappato adds freshness and verve to the dark fruit of the Nero d’Avola. Menthol, licorice and spices develop on the mid-palate and finish, adding further complexity. This is another marvelous wine from Valle dell’Acate.” ~Antonio Galloni RP June 2011