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Centonze Frappato 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Fresh, easy drinking Sicilian red wine that’s an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Giovanni Centonze family; Marsala, (Sicily) Italy.

Grape Variety: Frappato.

Geographic Appellation: Terre Siciliane, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $15.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California and another Matt Bayless wine selection.

Paired With: Pizza with anchovies, caramelized onions and mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby and purple color with a very slightly lighter rim. Cherry, raspberry and forsythia (Forsythia suspensa) blossom aromas (with just a touch of alcohol on the first pour). VERY, VERY smooth and approachable with a light-medium body and 100-grit texture. Strong, easily identifiable tart cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors. Ample fresh acidity, plenty of silky tannins and a long finish that ends with a tiny touch of licorice. WOW, great Italian red at a SUPER price. Simply delicious wine that may have the softest dry tannins we have had in a long time. Fresh, easy drinking Sicilian red wine that’s an excellent value.

Giovanni Centonze
Photo from Centonze.

Comments: Learn more about Centonze and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Reconstituted cork.

UPC Code: 8 003140 180498

Imported by: de Grazia Imports; Evanston, Illinois.