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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PLANETA
The FRAPPATO grape variety is not on everyone’s bucket list. Indeed, in the last 20 years, this is only the fifth release of it’s kind in Vintages and the fourth from the esteemed Planeta winery who first started producing wine from this indigenous rare Sicilian variety grown in Vittorio on the southeast coast only 9 years ago. This distinctive medium light red has a gently complex, slightly spicy, faint licorice-tinged, fresh, ripe, plum-cherry-pomegranate nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied and yet quite well structured, it has bright, ripe, well integrated, plum-cherry-strawberry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, sandalwood-tea finish. It is perfectly ready-to-drink and yet has a refreshing seam of acidity running through it suggesting that it can still age. This unoaked 100% Frappato has 12% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L201033 on the back label. CSPC 508655
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating ***(91 points)
Pristine, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This lovely red offers heady aromas of wild red berry, violet ground pepper and mineral notes suggesting iron. Smooth, polished and incredibly drinkable now, the lithe palate features crushed strawberry, juicy red cherry, white pepper and smoky mineral notes framed in smooth tannins. Drink soon. Score - 90 (Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2022) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 16, 2022
Cases bought 349 (12 bottles per case)

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