Learn about Frappato — taste profile, popular regions and more …
One of Sicily’s exciting indigenous red varieties, Frappato adds charming red fruit and a wonderful floral freshness to Nero d’Avola for the acclaimed Cerasuolo di Vittoria wines of Sicily. It makes a lively single varietal wine as well.
Tasting Notes for Frappato
Frappato is a dry red wine with a light body and lots of red fruit qualities (think strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate, watermelon). It also often expresses charming aromas of white pepper, violets and clove.
Perfect Food Pairings for Frappato
Frappato naturally pairs with dishes inspired by its homeland such as pasta alla Norma, roasted branzino with caper butter and grilled tomatoes. It also works roasted turkey or stuffed & roasted red peppers.
Sommelier Secrets for Frappato
Frappato is a likely descendant of the Tuscan Ciliegiolo grape, which is named for its cherry-like flavors after the Italian word for cherry, ciliegia. Incidentally, the region from which it claims the most fame, the only DOCG in Sicily, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, is also named for the word cherry in Sicilian dialect, cerasa.
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