Valle Dell’Acate, Il Frappato Vittoria DOC 2017, Sicily, Italy
Tasting Note: Put this bottle in the refrigerator for 45 minutes before you serve it and watch a rose bud unfold in your glass.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-intensity, aromatic nose of red plum, blackberry, raspberry puree, rose petal and white flower.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Frappato is medium in tannin with red-and-black fruit flavors.
The wine is medium in acidity with a medium-plus-intensity flavors on a floral finish.
Bottle Note: Each individual wine in Valle Dell’Acate is part of the “7 soils for 7 wines” project. There are seven distinct soils in the company’s territory, and this wine is born in the black soil with white pebbles.
Importer: Polaner Selections, Mount Kisco, New York
Tasted: Sicily: A Continent of Wine Education Session, Society of Wine Educators Conference 2018, Woodcliff Hotel, Rochester, New York
Tasting Date: August 15, 2018