A store favorite for those who know! This is a lively and fresh, food friendly Frappato. Redolent red cherry/berries aromas and flavors provide the background for evolving complexity and deliciousness.
“The unoaked 2018 Sicilia Vittoria Il Frappato is a lean-bodied red with a terrific sense of energy and pizzazz. The wine opens to a luminous garnet color with wild berry aromas followed by fresh rose and a light flower potpourri. You even get candied orange peel or canned peach. Darker tones of green olive appear on the close. Pair this wine with baked fish in acqua pazza, which is a sauce of cherry tomatoes and capers. There is a lot of personality here. An ample 80,000 bottles were made. Drink 2019-2022.” – 88 points – Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) – October 2019
“A lively, light-bodied red, with fragrant herb and spice notes wrapped around a core of wild cherry and citrus peel flavors. A tang of minerally iron shows on the subtly chewy finish. Drink now through 2022. 6,700 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. — AN” – 88 points, Wine Spectator (2020 – web only)