Italy, Frappato, Planeta, Sicilia Vittoria, Sicilia (Sicily), 2015

italy-frappato-planeta-sicilia-vittoria-sicilia-sicily-2013N/ She greets you with wild herbs and cherry taffy wafts. I find hints of copper / blood and nice dark soil notes. She also has plum skins, fresh organic earth aromas, and a bit of brick dust.

Lovely.

T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Cherry and red berry flavors dominate with a touch of gripping tannins. I also find a little bit of cranberry pucker.

Secondary flavors are baker’s chocolate and black tea. While the acid is good, I would prefer it to be a bit higher.

She closes with mineral notes and a light tannic bite.

I would pair this with anything you would normally use with pinot noir, but it can probably withstand a nice solid steak because of these tannins.

http://planeta.it/en/wine/frappato-en/

Price = $20 – $25

N = A
T = A-
I = A-
Overall = A-

This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery,@WinesofSicily and @lesliesbrocco

From the winery…

“A rare and exclusive grape variety cultivated on only a few hectares, it is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, not far from the sea. An aromatic and pleasant red wine as few others, a perfect synthesis between tradition and innovation.”

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