I have a dream.
A perfect agricultural estate.
We are moving forward. The road ahead is, as always and fortunately, a long one. This allows us to continue to think about what is best for us. And for those who will come after us.
Today we are a professional and experienced squad.
Our patrimony, our bond to our work come from six generations of agricultural entrepreneurship in a world, the world of wine, which has undergone a radical transformation, a true revolution. Had we started from scratch, we would have had some immediate advantages, but we would have lost a true treasure of knowledge, of accumulated experience.
We are now composing a complex puzzle. I can say that many pieces of the puzzle have been put together, but other new ones are still on the table and they are all a challenge.
A true test.
The point of departure for rethinking a contemporary wine estate was the soil.
It was the soil which gave us the “7 soils for 7 wines” project, fruit of 50 years of experimentation on the ground, first empirical, then analytical, which showed us the right places, those which gave character to the vines, giving the wine a unique expressivity, that which brings out all of its individuality and personality.
This year put a little extra magic in your Christmas with Il Moro Limited Edition 2008
from Valle dell’Acate
A pure, deep garnet red Nero d’Avola, Il Moro Limited Edition is intense, rich and enveloping:
the perfect holiday gift for Christmas 2015
Valle dell’Acate has decided to pay homage to its Il Moro Limited Edition 2008 wine, offering it in a Christmas gift package for the 2015 holiday season: the perfect gift for anyone who loves elegant, silky wines with intense aromas.
A deep garnet red, the wine is characterized by notes of mature prune and caramelized cherries, with a hint of spices, vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is full-bodied, silky, warm and elegant. Il Moro Limited Edition was born of Valle dell’Acate’s ongoing desire to experiment and push the boundaries of its own wine production. The 2008 harvest was particularly select and concentrated, inspiring the winemakers to leave the grapes on the vine following their physiological maturation in order to let them wither and dehydrate slightly.
The resulting wine – extremely rich, intense and enveloping – was aged in small French barrels for approximately one year before continuing its aging in glass, for a total production of no more than 4,000 bottles.
Il Moro Limited Edition is a perfect accompaniment for red meats, roasts, meat stews, game meats and aged cheeses, and particularly recommended as a companion wine for 13-month Ragusano DOP cheese, Nebrodi cheese and pecorino cheeses. The wine makes a perfect pairing for an elegant, refined and flavorful Christmas dinner.
Il Moro Limited Edition is part of the project “7 TERRE PER 7 VINI” (7 LANDS FOR 7 WINES), the result of 50 years of experimentation in the field and the cantina’s pride and joy: each of the 7 different wines that make up the most prestigious offerings from Valle dell’Acate have been painstakingly matched with the perfect terrain for the grapes, exerting a strong influence over the fruit’s composition and imbuing the final product with a special, unique flavor; a result of the winemakers’ conviction that the choice of “terroir” is an important added value for production.
Il Moro Limited Edition was born of Terra Nera (Black Earth), terrain where soil color is so dark as to become almost black, with a medium soil density tending toward compact, and a notable presence of small, dark stones.
As with all the company’s wines, Il Moro Limited Edition was born of vines that fully respect sustainability protocols and are already being reconverted to obtain biological ICEA certification. The company also adheres to the VIVA sustainable wine project.
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.
Valle dell’Acate Sicilia White Bidis 2013 gets 90 points.
Sleek acidity frames this medium-bodied white, offering rich notes of pastry cream, honey and toasted brioche, with flavors of baked apricot and lemon curd. Well-knit and balanced, ending with a lightly smoky finish. Chardonnay. Drink nowt hrough 2020. Tasted twice, with consistentnotes. 850 casesmade. –A.N.
Since 2011 Valle dell’Acate has been giving her contribute to American-Italian Cancer Foundation. So, it has received the Donor Report July 1st, 2014 – June 30th, 2015.
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation supports cancer research, education, and control, emphasizing the outstanding resources of Italy and the United States, recognizing world-class scientific excellence in medicine, and serving economically disadvantaged, medically under-served New York City women through breast cancer screening, outreach, and education.
Valle dell’Acate and its wines are mentioned in Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch’s book “Vino Italiano. The Regional Wines of Italy”.
CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG CLASSICO 2012 VALLE DELL’ACATE
from the prestigious guide Vinibuoni d’Italia 2015-2016
July 3rd Gaetana Jacono and Valle dell’Acate wines with Virgilio Martinez