Feudo di Santa Tresa – Frappato
Mainly planted in Sicily, its wild strawberry and cherry character is sure to delight. Light to medium bodied, the sweet jamminess of the fruit is brilliantly offset by tangy acidity. There’s a faint hint of cinnamon too, tannins are soft, it’s hugely enjoyable. The locals enjoy this red lightly chilled with fish dishes.
Silver Medal – International Organic Wine Awards 2016 (2015 vintage)
Wine of the Week – Joanna Simon, ‘It would be hard to come up with a red wine more full of the joys of spring than this juicy, jewel-bright, organic red made from Sicily’s Frappato grape. It’s the Frappato, grown barely 5 miles from the sea, that gives the wine its quintessential character: vibrancy, suppleness, an astonishing aroma and taste of strawberries and a suggestion of cherries and herbs. It’s light on its feet without being a real lightweight (a median 13% alcohol) and there’s no discernible tannin and no oak; so nothing gets in the way of the fruit purity, freshness and soft, dry finish. It can be drunk cool and doesn’t need food but goes well with cured meats, tuna, pizza, pasta or chicken.‘ JoannaSimon.com, March 2017 (2015 vintage)
Wine of the Week – JancisRobinson.com, ‘A light red with cracking energy and such cheerful refreshing fruit that it’s like a dose of youth in a glass. It’s the liquid equivalent of being five years old with a bucket, a spade and a big sandy beach.‘ Tamlyn Currin, October 2015 (2014 vintage)