2016 Santa Tresa Frappato Terre Siciliane

Genial organic Frappato

2016 Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato Terre Siciliane IGP

If Nerello Mascalese is Sicily’s brooding wild child, Frappato is its sunny younger sister, always game for a laugh. Cherry colored and fragrant, this grape from the island’s southern flank makes light reds that are rarely important but often immensely pleasurable. Feudo di Santa Tresa’s bottling is a case in point. Made with organic grapes, its robe is limpid raspberry pink and perfumed with rose hips, orange peel, and lavender. The wine packs a pop of crystalline acidity, plus flavors of pomegranate, red grapefruit, and strawberry. There’s not much tannin here, in keeping with the grape’s tender disposition, but a bite of astringency rinses the palate clean. It’s a red-fruited refreshment with low alcohol and a modest price, making it a good choice for weeknight suppers, or any time.

 

2016 Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato Terre Siciliane IGP

12.5% abv | About $15; Imported by Vias Imports

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