2016 Baglio Oro “Sciule” Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGT – Italy

2016 Baglio Oro “Sciule” Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGT – Italy

$23.95

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Description

Historically, “Baglio” is an ancient rural structure, where peasants and landowners resided during the harvest cycle of the year and was an essential component to the agricultural economy of Marsala for many years.  The Laudicina family continues to traditionally farm its 100 hectare of vineyards after multiple generations, but the family modernized its winery in 2008.

20 year old vines on silty clay soils from the warmer Marsala region, produces this riper, more intense style of Frappato with wild red cherry and black raspberry fruit galore (13.5% alcohol). 

Harvesting is done manually in the cooler hours morning hours of the day. After destemming, the grapes are left to macerate in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The the alcoholic fermentation takes up to 18-25 days.  Then the wine is moved from the must to settle and refine initially in steel, before being aged for 6 months in oak and cherry wood.

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