Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2018, Valle Dell’Acatea
Ripe hints of red fruits, blackberries, raspberries and cherries; hints of spices including liquorice and cocoa. Soft, full, velvety tannins, persistent and aromatic.
The estate was founded at the end of the nineteenth century by Giuseppe Jacono, whose family had been involved in winemaking for as long as the town of Vittoria had been the principal export point for Sicilian wines to France.
Today, the estate is run by Gaetana Jacono, the sixth generation of her family to be involved.
There are 100 hectares of vines, most of which have been replanted since 2001, at between 0 and 250 metres above sea level. On the valley bed, the soil is light sandy clay, whereas on the plateau (at 250m), it is poor, calcareous soil.
The soil structure is divided between clear red sand and dark, medium density earth with good depth. The grapevines planted in dark red soil produce Nero d’Avola, while the vines planted in clear red soil produce Frappato. The Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes are blended together to obtain the famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria.