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Frappato (Italy)

Frappato is a typical grape varietal from Vittoria in the South East of Sicily.

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Cranberry
Cranberry
Raspberry
Raspberry

Black Currant
Black
Currant
Plum
Plum
Peach
Peach
Pepper
Pepper

Rose
Roses
Lavender
Lavender
Violets
Violets
Volcanic
Volcanic

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Bacon
Bacon
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Frappato tastes like the Sun of Sicily.

Red Berries, Plum, Flowers, Pepper, Oak, Sweet Tobacco, Bacon, and Leather.

Profile

Frappato is a juicy medium bodied red wine with medium tannins, good acidity and a fruity taste:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
16-17°C (61-63°F)

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Antipasti
Antipasti
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto

Mushroom
Mushroom
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Bacon Burger

Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Frappato pairs well with Sicilian and Mediterranean Cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas.
Pasta. Pizza.
Risotto with Meat or Mushroom Sauce.
Hamburger. Bacon Burger.
Roasted or Grilled Meat.

Cheese:
Ragusano. Pecorino. Caciocavallo.

Sicilian Specialities:
Chicken with Herbs.

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The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About Frappato

Frappato di Vittoria is often blended with Nero D'Avola to create the only Sicilian DOCG wine Cerasuolo di Vittoria.

Frappato and Nero D'Avola are two indigenous grapes from Sicily. DNA studies have shown genetic relationship to Sangiovese.

Producers: Arianna Occhipinti.

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

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