Let yourself be conquered by the pleasantness and aromaticity of Planeta's Frappato, a Sicilian red wine that embodies the perfect synthesis between tradition and trend. This rare and exclusive grape variety, grown in a few tens of hectares, is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, near the sea, giving life to a versatile red wine that accompanies both timeless dishes, cheeses and soups.
Variety of grapes: Frappato.
Type of soil: The principal characteristic of the soils of the Vittoria area is their sandy texture. They mainly consist of loose red sand with no stones and of average depth. A layer of tufa lies at about 90cm which is important for the water balance of the vines.
Altitude: 70 m a.s.l
Yield per hectare: 60 quintals
Training system: spurred cordon.
Plant density: 4,500 plants per hectare.
Harvest period: 20-22 September.
Vinification: destalking followed by 7 days lying on the skins, after a particularly soft pressing with the basket press (vertical press), malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, where it matures until bottling.
Bottling period: March.
Alcoholic content: 12.5% vol.
Total acidity: 6.40 g/l.
Aging potential: to drink at once or to keep for 2-3 years.
Color: ruby red with purple reflections.
Nose: notes of candied rose and violet with an elegantly smoky tone.
Palate: lots of red fruit with balsamic tones.
Pairing: The extraordinary versatility of this Sicilian Claret shows itself in the classics of everyday, such as with pasta dishes like rigatoni all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla Bolognese and lasagne. Its adaptable nature extends to contemporary food; it is ideal with cheeseburgers. Hypnotic with fresh soft cheese, and in dressing up with a mushroom and onion soup.
Bottled by Planeta s.s. Menfi (AG) in the Dorilli district - Acate (RG) - Italy