Valle dell'Acate

Il Frappato di Vittoria

8.8246 ratings
8.958 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Frappato
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2013 vintage. Tart cherry, raspberry, stewed strawberry, violets, cola/Dr. Pepper. Lends itself well to a little chill. Light tannins and quite a bit of acid.

2013 vintage. Tart cherry, raspberry, stewed strawberry, violets, cola/Dr. Pepper. Lends itself well to a little chill. Light tannins and quite a bit of acid.

Aug 12th, 2018
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.1

Markedly better than another "serious" producer's Frappato I recently had. Light in color and elegant on the palate. This is a wine that Pinot Noir cannot supplant for the cuisine of the Mediterranean. If you have not tried this variety, go for it. 20 bucks will serve you well.

Markedly better than another "serious" producer's Frappato I recently had. Light in color and elegant on the palate. This is a wine that Pinot Noir cannot supplant for the cuisine of the Mediterranean. If you have not tried this variety, go for it. 20 bucks will serve you well.

2 people found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Fripayado. Cooked strawberry. Super fruity and delicious cooked strawberry. Spiced tobacco finish. Green spice finish. Pinot like. Bujuelay like.

Fripayado. Cooked strawberry. Super fruity and delicious cooked strawberry. Spiced tobacco finish. Green spice finish. Pinot like. Bujuelay like.

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2013
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

8.6

Nice, floral, red fruits, minerally...great food wine

Nice, floral, red fruits, minerally...great food wine

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2014
jerod peitsmeyer

amazing to drink this in sicily, where it's grown. so vibrant.

amazing to drink this in sicily, where it's grown. so vibrant.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Mark Oldman

Light as a feather, smells like a Ferragamo wallet

Light as a feather, smells like a Ferragamo wallet

May 10th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Tannins dominate at present but there's a good, balanced wine underneath. Very acceptable funkiness. The next bottle needs 2-4 years. Half bottle.

Tannins dominate at present but there's a good, balanced wine underneath. Very acceptable funkiness. The next bottle needs 2-4 years. Half bottle.

May 4th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.9

Will update later as it opens, quite tart initially.

Will update later as it opens, quite tart initially.

Mar 13th, 2016
Giuseppe LoCascio

Absolutely delicious, bravi!Tons of raspberry fruit and sweet spices...well done!!

Absolutely delicious, bravi!Tons of raspberry fruit and sweet spices...well done!!

Dec 29th, 2015
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

9.4

Pinot-like color, all singularly beautiful on nose and palate. Black olive and cherry, rose. Tart palate that is all about tautness and perfume, then crunchy cherry, lilac, rock candy and soil. Let me put it this way: the minerality sings, the rest is a side note. A not-so-prestigious #Sicilia wine stepping out front and center in my evening, and winning.

Pinot-like color, all singularly beautiful on nose and palate. Black olive and cherry, rose. Tart palate that is all about tautness and perfume, then crunchy cherry, lilac, rock candy and soil. Let me put it this way: the minerality sings, the rest is a side note. A not-so-prestigious #Sicilia wine stepping out front and center in my evening, and winning.

Sep 11th, 2015