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Grape Varieties100% Frappato
- 90 Points
Production areaMenfi, Southwest coast of Sicily
BackgroundMandrarossa wines were born out of a mission for excellence when a team of industry experts joined forces to create high quality wines of both indigenous and international varietals from Sicily to introduce to the world. This team of experts identified top estates that yield the best quality and worked closely with select growers to deliver the truest and highest valued expression of the selected varietals offered by Mandrarossa wines. Ideal microclimatic conditions of intense sunlight, coastal sea breezes and rich chalky soils combine to produce these rich, aromatic wines. Mandrarossa Frappato is fruity and lush. Grown in the sandy dunes typical of southwest Sicily, at 820 feet above sea levels, in a climate that allows for warm days and breezy nights, giving this wine a vibrant ruby color with intriguing aromas of red berries and sweet spices.
VinificationThe grapes are harvested by hand during the first 10 days of September. After de-stemming and soft pressing, the grapes are left to macerate for 5-8 days in steel tanks at 71-77 degrees Fahrenheit. After drawing off the lees, the wine is left to mature in tanks of cement and stainless steel for 6-8 months.
ColorThe wine has a intense ruby red color with shades of purple.
NoseIntriguing aromas of red berries and sweet spices.
PalateLush and savory.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %pH: 3.40RS: 3.30 g/LTA: 5.30 g/L
Serving SuggestionsIt is a very versatile wine, perfect with appetizers fish soups, vegetable omelets and grilled chicken.