Frappato Vigna di Biddine Sottana – Vino di Contrada

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Classification: Vigna Biddine Sottana, Vittoria D.O.C. Frappato Production area: Contrada Biddine Sottana, Acate (RG) – Eastern Sicily Soil type: Black soil with white pebbles rich in silt Grape variety: 100% Frappato Methods of growth: espaliers and cord, 5.000 plants/hectare in part. 20 Production per hectare: 5.000 kg Harvest period: last week of September Aging period: steel vats for 8 months, bottle-aged for at least 5 months Alcohol level: 13,50 % Color: deep ruby red and purple reflections Aroma: complex and rich in hints of red fruits, ripe blackberries and raspberries, rose flowers. Flavor: fresh, aromatic and structured, small red fruits and jam notes emerge in the aftertaste, closing with the right tannicity and long persistence. Best paired with: aperitifs based on fresh and mature cheeses, cured meats, marinated and tataki Sicilian red tuna, swordfish roll. Serve at: 16°- 17°C (60°-63° F)
BLACK SOIL: The small vineyard of 1.88 hectares of black earth and large white pebbles, particularly rich in silt and nutritional properties, preserves the Frappato clone planted by Giuseppe Jacono at the end of the 19th century, the first in the family to begin wine production in the province of Ragusa. Replanted as espalier in 2020.