Another great value from Sicily ($15). Cerasuolo di Vittoria which literally translates to cherry from Vittoria and is a DOCG required blend of Nero di Avola (50-70%) and the amazing Frappato. Usually a brighter similarity to an actual red cherry, this version is a deeper expression of sappy dark red bing cherry, black raspberry with juicy plum, some licorice spice and a cut of volcanic minerality.
#gulfi #cerasuolo #sicily #frappato — 4 years ago
On a big #Sicily kick of late, this is a step or two up from yesterday in complexity and class. Another steal at $22-25 this is also a blend of Nero di Avola and Frappato. The nose started out reduced, but the palate was clean. The nose grew leaps and bounds after an hour to a fresh mix of red fruit perfume ala Burgundy, fresh cut flowers, and a little wet stone funk. The palate is light as a feather, fresh and consistent with bursts of blood orange, cherry, subtle spice. The finish streams on with excellent acidity and fine, though quite firm, youthful tannin.
#occhipinti #sicily #frappato #NeroDiAvola — 4 years ago
Of the Tami wines, this is the best and shows the best aspects of the Frappato grape character in a ridiculous price of about $15. Juicy blueberries, red raspberry, and fresh wild flowers on the nose and palate. Really well tuned acidity and supple, but bright acidity. A great intro to #frappato if you have never tried it. #occhipinti — 4 years ago