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Il Frappato 2009

Valle dell'Acate Coop. Agr. Acate

di Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo
  • Valle dell'Acate, Contrada Bidini, Acate (RG)
  • denominazione: Doc - Denominazione di origine controllata
  • tipologia: Rosso
  • vitigni: Frappato
  • alcool: 13%º
Il Frappato
NOME VINO: Il Frappato 2009
PRODUTTORE: Valle dell'Acate Coop. Agr. Acate
ZONA: Sicilia - Italia
VALUTAZIONE: @ @ @ @ @
The Agricultural Cooperative of Valle dell'Acate has fascination wine called Il Frappato, which happens to be the name of the grape. An interesting grape, the first time I taste a wine with this grape. The DOC is Vittorio Frappato, near Ragusa in south-east of Sicily. They have about 5000 vines per hectar, and the yield is about 7500 kg per hectar.

For ageing they do 6 months in steel tanks, and 3 months on bottle, before sale.

Il Frappato has a limpid almost cristal clear ruby red presence. It's quite consistent, with it's fairly quick tears and legs of medium size. It flows fairly lightly into the glass.

In the nose the odorous sensations are quite intense, with fairly perceivable scent. It's mostly about dark fruit, frank (mirillo), red fruits, frank (cherry, strawberry, raspberry) and red flowers (red roses). The range of odorous nuances are to limited to say the wine is quite complex, therefore I call it scarcely complex, but the odorous nuances Il Frappato has, makes a good job though, with some elegance.

When I tasted it I felt quite intense a dry, medium warm, quite soft, quite fresh, scarcely tannic, and scarcely tasty wine (the perception of minerals is weak). I felt most red fruits like prawns and cherry, a spice like balsamic vinegar, and minerals like graphite.

Il Frappato has a good structure and is quite balanced, the roughness slightly prevails over the softness. The duration of the taste-olfactory sensations are between 4-7 seconds, quite persistent. The wine has some taste-olfactory qualities, a fair balance with a pleasant final taste.

Il Frappato is harmonius for beeing so young.

To lunch or dinner I would recommend pasta with pork meat, chicken or turkey. Pasta with sweet vegetables like zucchini, or some mushrooms. Tuna fish and some sushi could be great with this wine. Some younger cheeses, relative soft and "sweet". It could be worth try it with a dry dessert, like Chocolate Almond Biscotti, which is very popular in Sicily.

Recommended serving temperature for Il Frappato: 14-15 degrees.

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