Valle dell’Acate – JS reviews

from JAMESSUCKLING.COM:
Tanè Sicilia IGT Red 2010 93 points
Rusciano – Syrah Sicilia IGT 2011 92 points
Il Moro – Nero ‘Avola Sicilia IGT 2011 91 points
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Classico 2011 93 points
Il Frappato – Vittoria DOC 2013 91 points
Bidis Sicilia DOC Chardonnay 2012 92 points
Zagra Sicilia DOC Grillo 2013 91 points
Insolia – Vittoria DOC 2013 90 points

Carla 6 – Sangiovese 100% – Released in May 2014

from WS Insider – Vol. 10, No. 32 | Aug. 27, 2014

Carla 6 2011 | 92 points
$90 | 50 cases imported | Red
Hints of vanilla, caramel and Bourbon mark this well-oaked red.
Bright black cherry and plum flavors form the core, showing concentration and a grainy texture. Still compact and monolithic, yet
long. Needs time to integrate. Sangiovese. Best from 2016 through 2013 — B.S.

from JamesSuckling.com

Carla 6 2011 – Score 94
This red shows pretty blueberries, lightly toasted oak and meat. Full body with soft and round tannins and a fruity, blueberry finish.
A new pure Sangiovese from Giampaolo Motta of La Masa. Stylish. And in a Burgundy bottle. Try this in three or four years to soften.

 

Carla 6, a pure Sangiovese 100%, released in May 2014. 3500 bottles produced.

The first vintage released after three years of practice and experiments!
This is the last challenge of Giampaolo together with Derenouncourt.
Carla (the name of Giampaolo’s daughter) comes from the vineyard estate number 6.
A vineyard of 1.5 hectares whose central part has been identified as the best part of the estate for Sangiovese. Harvested and vinified separately from the rest of the grapes.

20 December tasting notes from James Suckling

CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA 2010 – Score 92
Silky and delicious with blueberry and cherry character. Hints of tangerines too.
Medium body, light tannins and a tangy finish. Delicious. Drink now.

NERO D’AVOLA SICILIA – IL MORO 2010 – Score 91
This is so floral and pre@y on the palate with hints of lemons and other citrus fruits.
Tangy. Medium body and a delicious finish. Drink now.

SYRAH SICILIA – RUSCIANO 2010 – Score 90
BeauBful aromas of flowers and blueberries follow through to a full body,
fresh acidity and firm tannins. A delicate and delicious wine. Drink now.

TANE’ 2010 – Score 93
I love the spice, toasted oak, flower and berry character. Full body, fine tannins
and a flavorful finish. Very subtle and impressive. This is nero d’avola and syrah.

INSOLIA VITTORIA 2012 – Score 91
A wine with pre@y dried apples and pears and hints of minerals. Chalky texture.
Full body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. Drink now.

GRILLO SICILIA – ZAGRA 2012 – Score 92
Wow. Lots of wonderful sliced peaches, ripe pears and some grapefruit.
Full body with bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish.
One of the best Grillos in Sicily. Drink now.

VITTORIA IL FRAPPATO 2012 – Score 90
A fresh and fruity red like a rich rosè. Full body, light tannins and a
clean and creamy finish. Loads of floral character. Drink now.