“Contrada FL Fossa di Lupo” Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

    Occhipinti | Sicily
    Az. Agr. Arianna Occhipinti | Via dei Mille 55 | IT 97019 Vittoria

    "Contrada FL Fossa di Lupo" Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

    This Frappato comes from the single vineyard Fossa di Lupo, from which the fruit of the Grotte Alte also comes. This is a historic single vineyard (contrada), which Arianna Occhipinti has been cultivating since 2004. The topsoil is sandy with mineral inclusions that color it partly red, partly brown. After 40 centimeters, pure limestone is found. The Frappato is grown there in Albarello - typical for Vittoria. The vineyard is located at the Monti Iblei, the Hyblaean Mountains in the southeast of Sicily. About 2,600 bottles were produced.

    "Transparent medium cherry red. What a wonderful, typical and yet unexpectedly intense Frappato start! The young wine seems slightly yeasty at the beginning. In addition, there are many violet flowers such as violets and iris, but also roses, which lie over the glass like a fine perfume. Finally, there are nutty notes and black cherries as well as wild berries and a little tobacco. All this shows absolutely transparent and clear, fine and fresh and yet complex and powerful. On the second day, the FL retreats more, but the elegance and the subliminal power can be sensed even then. So fine, so transparent are red wines outside of Burgundy only rarely. Balanced between slightly acidic red fruit and fine spicy perfume on the one hand, and a dry but ripe, precise tannin and fresh, lively acidity on the other hand, the Frappato seems to float lightly, and yet is tied to the earth and the chalky soil from which it comes. This lime provides vitality and a power that one only notices in the second moment. Then it becomes clear that the FL surprises with a wonderful depth and complexity that peeks out like a second face behind the juvenile lighthearted character, sure to venture further in the future. This Sicilian belongs on the big stage." Christoph Raffelt (originalverkorkt.de)

    49,90 €

    19212817 · 0,75 l · 66,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    Product Details
    • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
    • Cultivation: au naturel
    • Expansion: cement tank/stainless steel
    • Development: stainless steel tank
    • Vegan Clearing: yes
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
    • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
    • ph-Value: 3,52
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2032+
    • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Elegant / mineral
    • Fruity / berry / juicy
    Fits to:
    • White Poultry
    • Young Cheese
    • Hearty late Afternoon Snack
    • Risotto
    stored air-conditioned
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