This conjures to mind: happy, bright red wine. The nose is present with a strawberry, raspberry, and a just there boysenberry in addition to spice and Mediterranian herbs. The palate is light with red cherry and a light minerality and a scattering of herbs de Provence. A fantastic value! D&M Tasting Notes
The Frappato is a remarkable display of this light bodied varietal, native to the southeast corner of Sicily. With sand and clay in this young vineyard, the organic grapes were hand-harvested into small baskets before 11am, and brought into the cellar for extended skin maceration before the natural fermentation began when the temperatures were raised. After malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine rested for six months in the same stainless steel tanks and was then bottled without any fining or filtering. A few more months in bottle, and the wine was ready for its release to the market, offering a delightfully fresh and approachable red. The fruit is beautifully fragrant, with intense notes of bilberry, blackberry, raspberry, and aromatic floral tones. On the palate it remains fresh among the sweet and fine tannins, and the acidity lifts the fruity character up, giving depth and complexity to a wine whose weight is as light as a feather.
In southeastern Sicily close to Ragusa, Gurrieri is perched within the Vittoria D.O.C. zone; an estate that has been farming and making exceptional wines for three generations on their family property. 18 hectares of fruit split between the extremely fertile areas of Mount Iblei and the Noto Valley is where Giovanni Gurrieri continues his father and grandfather's dream. In 1997, he started the official winery. As they also make table grapes, the estate is certified organic, and the winery has always sought to produce grapes and wines that can express the quality and character of the vineyard in complete harmony with nature. Nearby, the Hyblaean Mountains have soils rich with clay, plenty of red sand, and limestone, which combine with the breezy Mediterranean climate, adding gorgeous freshness to the local Frappato and Nero d'Avola. From a hand-harvest to little to no oak use, the final juice has seen no intervention, keeping the finished wines expressive, fresh, and full of dynamic character. Winery Notes
Gurrieri 2018 Vittoria Frappato
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- SKU #: 8261