Frappato is a native Sicilian varietal that has a thin skin and large berries. It contributes fresh fruit character to the Cerasuolo di Vittoria blend is a lively, fruit-forward wine when vinified on its own.
In order to cultivate these delicate grapes, time and resources are invested in canopy management and undersoil irrigation to ensure the Frappato does not suffer from excessive sun exposure or dehydration.
Owner: Massimo Maggio, Stefano and Marina Girelli
Winemaker: Stefano Chioccioli
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Frappato
Vineyard Location: Vittoria, Ragusa
Elevation: 550 ft
Trellising: Cordon trained and spur pruned
Soil: Clay and iron bearing soil
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days at the controlled temperature of 22° C. Cold maceration on the skins for 10 days.
In stainless steel tanks for 5-6 months, plus 1 month in the bottle before the release
Color: Vivid red color with gentle purple tones
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is fresh with lots of red berries and delicate sweet spices
Flavor: A very pleasant, well balanced and smooth sip, with lively acidity and a spicy, long-lasting after taste
Pairings: Ideal with meaty pasta, cheese, or slightly chilled, with tuna or swordfish
Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 65-68° F or slightly chilled in the summer
Production: 10,000 bottles