Il Frappato D.O.C Vittoria
Produced in: C. da Bidini – Acate (RG) – eastern Sicily
Appellation: D.O.C Vittoria Il Frappato
Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
Methods of growth: Espaliers and cord, 5.000 plants/hectare
Production per hectare: 7400 kg
Harvest period: First decade of september
Aging process: Steel vats for 6 months; bottle-aged for at least 3 months
Alcohol level: 13,5%
Color: Very clear ruby red
Aroma: Fragrant, fresh and overpowering; hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries
and blackberries, violet flowers and sage
Flavor: Very vivacious and fresh, particularly aromatic because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent closing
Best paired with: Appetizers including fresh and aged cheeses, salamis, Sicilian red tuna, fish soup, mullet, sushi and sashimi
Serve at: 14º-15º C, slightly fresher than the usual temperature for reds.
BLACK SOIL WITH WHITE PEBBLES: these vineyards are located at roughly 100 meters above sea level. The soil is black, relatively compact and riddled with white stones. The soil structure makes it possible for plant roots to oxygenate freely, extending down deep into the ground.
The company produces a red wine here, Il Frappato, which draws complex perfumes and a decent acidity from the characteristics of the terrain.