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Frappato

Frappato is a light-bodied Sicilian red grape variety that is known for its bright ruby colour and unique aromas and flavours. It is grown mainly in Sicily, though some plantings are found in Puglia and Calabria.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Frappato has a ruby colour with a hint of purple. Its aromas are fresh and fruity, with notes of strawberry, raspberry, violet and dried herbs. On the palate, it is light-bodied with balanced acidity, low tannins and flavours of dried cherry, raspberry and strawberry.

Fresh Frappato grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Frappato is mainly grown in Sicily, particularly in the province of Ragusa. There are also plantings of the grape in Puglia and Calabria. Frappato is a vigorous variety that thrive in hot and dry regions. The light body and soft tannins balance with the rich and powerful characteristics of its blending partner Nero d'Avola. In Sicily, Frappato is often blended with Nero d'Avola to create a light-bodied and fruity red wine. In the Vittoria DOC, Frappato is a key component of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, along with the Sicily's most iconic red grape, Nero d'Avola. The wines are fresh and fruity, with a light body, low tannins and bright acidity. In recent years, some winemakers use Frappato to make high quality single varietal wines. Frappato wines are best paired with light dishes such as seafood, salads, roasted vegetables and grilled white meats.

Foods to pair with Frappato:

Pasta
Beef
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Frappato
Frappato is a sibling of the Calabrian variety Gaglioppo.

Top Wines with Frappato

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Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso is an exceptional red wine crafted by the esteemed winemaker Arianna Occhipinti. Produced in the Vittoria region of Sicily, Italy, this wine is a blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola grapes sourced from organic vineyards. The vineyards are situated on sandy soils, benefiting from the Mediterranean climate. The winemaking process involves spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and aging in large oak barrels. The resulting wine is a true reflection of the terroir, offering vibrant red fruit aromas, floral notes, and a hint of spice. It's a light-to-medium-bodied wine with a balanced acidity, expressing elegance and purity, and epitomizing Arianna Occhipinti's dedication to natural winemaking practices.
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Zisola Zisola Noto Rosso

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Zisola Zisola Noto Rosso is a premium red wine produced by the renowned Mazzei family in the Noto appellation of Sicily, Italy. The vineyard is situated on the rolling hills of the Val di Noto, where the warm Mediterranean climate and the mineral-rich soil create the perfect conditions for growing the Nero d'Avola grape variety. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand-harvesting and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a rich and complex flavor profile. Zisola Zisola Noto Rosso is a full-bodied wine with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of vanilla, making it a perfect pairing for hearty meat dishes or aged cheeses.
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Occhipinti Il Frappato Sicilia Natural

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Occhipinti Il Frappato Sicilia is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Sicilia appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in unique vineyard features. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. Il Frappato Sicilia is known for its distinct style, offering a delightful balance of flavors and aromas.
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COS Frappato Natural

COS

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COS Frappato is a red wine produced by COS, a renowned winery located in the Vittoria appellation of Sicily, Italy. The wine is made from the Frappato grape variety, which is grown in the sandy soils of the vineyards. The winemaking process involves a natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in order to preserve the true flavor of the grapes. The resulting wine is a light-bodied and elegant red with bright red fruit flavors, floral notes, and a hint of spice. It is a perfect representation of the unique terroir of the Vittoria appellation and a great example of the quality wines produced by COS.
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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Planeta

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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a premium red wine produced by Planeta, a renowned winery in Sicily, Italy. The wine is made from a blend of two indigenous grape varieties, Nero d'Avola and Frappato, grown in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria appellation. The vineyards are located in the southeastern part of Sicily, where the soil is rich in limestone and clay, providing ideal growing conditions for the grapes. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied, elegant and complex red with notes of red fruits, spices, and a hint of minerality.
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