Frappato, an indigenous red grape variety from Sicily, produces bright and lively wines with flavors of red berries and floral notes, often used in Cerasuolo di Vittoria blends, known for their fresh and aromatic character
Varietal origin: Frappato is a red grape variety that is indigenous to Sicily, Italy. It is primarily grown in the regions of Vittoria and Pachino in the southeastern part of Sicily.
Typical taste profile: Frappato wines are known for their bright and lively character, with flavors of red berries such as strawberry, cherry, and raspberry. They often exhibit floral notes and have a fresh, aromatic quality. Frappato wines are typically medium-bodied with moderate tannins and refreshing acidity, making them easy-drinking and versatile.
Regional styles: Frappato is most commonly used in Sicilian red blends, particularly in the production of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, which is a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wine from the Vittoria region. Cerasuolo di Vittoria blends Frappato with Nero d'Avola, another red grape variety from Sicily, to create a unique and balanced red wine with a bright and fruity character.