2010 Valle delle Acate Frappato

2010 Valle delle Acate Frappato (Vittoria, Sicily)

Frapper means “to hit” in French, and even though this wine is Italian, that’s how we remember it, because Frappato has a tendency to smack you with fresh, lively deliciousness. Seriously, Valle delle Acate’s website even says so: the tasting note says, “fragrant, fresh and bursting out.” You could think of Frappato kind of like Pinot Noir but often even lighter in body, and it smells like a flower shop that also—amazingly—sells really good strawberries. 

Drink with friends and: fish with onions, herbs and capers

Average retail price: $17

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