In our corner of Sicily, down in the South East, Frappato is the grape of choice and has been grown in the countryside around Vittoria for centuries.
Often a revelation to wine drinkers, Frappato is elegant and refreshing – surprisingly more delicate than many of the muscular reds of Sicily, yet full of character. Santa Tresa Frappato could be termed a “modern classic” – a modern interpretation of an antique style of wine – with all the character of the Frappato grape variety, made in a really modern, approachable way. In Vittoria, we often drink it slightly chilled, with grilled fish.
Wine maker Tasting Notes
The bouquet is fresh and lively, reminiscent of wild strawberries and delicate sweet spices. The palate is smooth and long, with hints of spice. The acidity races through the wine, lifting the fruit and releasing a whole variety of fruit flavours in the mouth.
Food pairing suggestions
Grilled or barbequed poultry and tomato-based pasta dishes go very well Frappato and it complements certain fish dishes brilliantly. Our favourite is Pistachio covered tuna – we have lots of different ways to serve tuna in Sicily and this is one of the best!