Grape Variety: Frappato,
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vittoria; Sicily, Italy.
Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Pasta and beef meatballs with roasted tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear ruby color and a lighter rim. Quite aromatic with cherry, freshly bailed alfalfa hay, raspberry and peppery spice aromas. Smooth, tart, dusty and fresh mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Robust fruitiness on the palate with tart cherry, raspberry, strawberry, California grapefruit and smoky flavors with hints of metallic on the first pour. Only medium amounts of acidity, but it balanced nicely with the slightly grippy tannins. The long tart cherry finish had just enough tannic grip to keep the wine intriguing and its light, fresh character make it a wonderful summer-time red. We loved it and said it was a well-rounded and supple Italian red.
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Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.