Frappato DOC Valle dell'Acate



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Frappato DOC Valle dell'Acate

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The Frappato, from grapes frappato in purity, known also as "Frappato di Vittoria", is a wine with a particular characteristics; it is fresh with intense notes of fruit, of easy combinings with all cheeses.

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Identification: Indicazione Geografica Tipica Sicilia 
Production Area: C.da Bidini-Acate (Rg) - Eastern Sicily 
Grape varieties: Frappato 100% 
Type of soils: Medium texture soils, tending to compact, interspersed with limy tufa 
Cultivation system: Low trained on wires system, spur spruned cordon 
Planting density: Approx 5.000 plants for hectare 
Yield for hectare: 7500 kilos 
Harvest period: The end of September, the first of October 
Ageing: 6 months in steel tank 
Refining: 3 months in the bottle 
Alcoholic content: 13% 
Colour: Light red ruby 
Bouquet: Fragrant, fresh and bursting out, intense notes of bilberry, blackbarry, raspberry
Taste: Bright and fresh, light but persistent; with the small black and red fruits in the palate too 
Serving temperature: 14-15 °C 
Combination:Starters with seasoned and cheeses, cold cut and game pâtè, recommended with fish dishes 
First year of the production: 1995 
Number of bottles in the vintage 2002: 60.000 
Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, the fermentation is at a controlled temperature of 28-29 °C in open steel vats for 5-6 days of maceration on the skin; malolactic fermentation in stailes steel vessels.