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Marengo Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT
Sicilia

Frappato is one of Sicily’s oldest grape varities. Usually blended with Nero d’Avola, like in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, when monovarietal it is pleasant and smooth, with lively acidity and wonderful fragrances. It is characterized by a lighter color and most likely to be drunk young.


Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Frappato

Vineyard Location: Niscemi
Orientation: South East
Elevation: From 250 to 270 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Medium texture, slightly sandy and calcareous

Vinification
1 month of maceration with frequent pumping over, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 77°F for ten days using natural yeasts.

Aging Process
10 months in French oak barriques, bottle refined for 6 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Brilliant ruby red
Bouquet: Fresh nose of red fruit, cherries and sweet spices
Flavor: Round and balanced with bright acidity, velvety tannins and a persistent spicy finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh cheeses, salumi and fish dishes

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 14,000 bottles