Paolo Calì

Mandragola Vittoria Frappato

8.945 ratings
8.711 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Frappato
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Fun with fruit but upfront—in 2020–there is some barnyard coming to play. Still feels fresh though. Growing on me. I feel like I should get textbook-ish with it so:
Dry
Medium acid
Medium tannin (maybe med plus but RIPE)
Alcohol medium alllllmost medium plus
Flavor intensity medium, I get all the red fruits I can imagine except for red apple. Some baking spice. Some vanilla. This is fun wine. Definitely chill it. A bit. Chill it good. A bit.

Fun with fruit but upfront—in 2020–there is some barnyard coming to play. Still feels fresh though. Growing on me. I feel like I should get textbook-ish with it so:
Dry
Medium acid
Medium tannin (maybe med plus but RIPE)
Alcohol medium alllllmost medium plus
Flavor intensity medium, I get all the red fruits I can imagine except for red apple. Some baking spice. Some vanilla. This is fun wine. Definitely chill it. A bit. Chill it good. A bit.

Jun 10th, 2020
Paul Watson

Zippy, fresh, and light. Bright red fruit aromatic and fun.

Zippy, fresh, and light. Bright red fruit aromatic and fun.

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015
Maddie DeWitt

As good a reason as any to make this the #summeroffrappato

As good a reason as any to make this the #summeroffrappato

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2015
Stefano Bagnacani

Charming red from Sicily, fresh, light, my red for the summer

Charming red from Sicily, fresh, light, my red for the summer

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
William Gordon

Wow CO2. Fruity. Delicious.

Wow CO2. Fruity. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
Marie Tyler

2012 aromatic frappato

2012 aromatic frappato

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2014
Tom Riley

2014. Light and refreshing. Perfumed floral and fruity aromas and flavors. Delightful balance among bright fruit, insistent acid, and gentle tannins. Went perfectly with cheeseburgers and carmelized onions. Great QPR. 13% abv. $20.

2014. Light and refreshing. Perfumed floral and fruity aromas and flavors. Delightful balance among bright fruit, insistent acid, and gentle tannins. Went perfectly with cheeseburgers and carmelized onions. Great QPR. 13% abv. $20.

Mar 26th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

Quite possibly the most reduced wine I've opened all year. Like curling up in a tire factory. But. After an hour, a beautiful, light, red fruited and amazingly aromatic wine emerged, grounded by hot rocks and Sicilian spirit. Nice value and killer pizza wine.

Quite possibly the most reduced wine I've opened all year. Like curling up in a tire factory. But. After an hour, a beautiful, light, red fruited and amazingly aromatic wine emerged, grounded by hot rocks and Sicilian spirit. Nice value and killer pizza wine.

May 10th, 2016
Robbin Gheesling

Founder/Educator Vineyard Adventures

8.5

2010

2010

Jun 26th, 2013
Bob McDonald

100% Frappato from Vittoria. A light savoury delicious lunchtime red. I realise these tasting notes have a sameness about the but cherry earth and light spice is what many of them are about. Often the Wine plays second fiddle and is just an accompaniment to the food in Sicily and many parts of Italy. Interesting that this Frappato is 7 years old.

100% Frappato from Vittoria. A light savoury delicious lunchtime red. I realise these tasting notes have a sameness about the but cherry earth and light spice is what many of them are about. Often the Wine plays second fiddle and is just an accompaniment to the food in Sicily and many parts of Italy. Interesting that this Frappato is 7 years old.

Oct 20th, 2017