Vittoria Frappato DOC, Sicily, Italy
Poggio di Bortolone Frappato is a beautiful new red wine gem from Sicily made from 100% Frappato. The Azienda Agricola Poggio di Bortolone was founded by the Cosenza Family at the end of the eighteenth century, immediately after Sicily's transition out of feudalism and the annexation by mainland Italy. Since then it has been passed down from father to son, and today Pierluigi Cosenza, son of Ignatius, is the current owner and manager of the Poggio di Bortolone Estate. While embracing the long-established family traditions, he is introducing fresh and innovative ideas to build on the successes of the past. The land has been used for the cultivation of vines, olives and wheat over many centuries and today the winery's ancient wooden press and traditional oil mill are to be found among the relics of bygone days to remind visitors of the proud origins of the estate.
Bortolone Frappato is a very light ruby-red wine with intense aromas of small red berries - cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. It is lively and fresh to the palate yet has subtle ongoing flavors of red berries. The moderate tannins mean this wine can be served at 12-14°C and be ideal with oily fish such as sardines with fennel and pasta. Aged for 3 months in steel tanks followed by 2 months in bottle, it is rich and smooth with a long, polished finish.
Enjoy Bortolone Frappato with roast pork, grilled vegetables, lasagna, pizza and ripe cheeses.