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
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Vineyard Location: Niscemi
Orientation: South East
Elevation: From 250 to 270 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Medium texture, slightly sandy and calcareous
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.
10 months in French oak barriques, bottle refined for 6 months
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