Poggio di Bortolone Frappato Vittoria 2021

A Sicilian Specialty: 2021 Poggio Bortolone Frappato Vittoria

One of my key bits of advice to wine consumers is to always be trying new grapes, regions, and producers. Why? Because it is wines such as these that offer maximum quality-to-price ratio. The 2021 Poggio Bortolone Frappato is a prime example of what I'm talking about.

Fans of fresher, lower tannin, and aromatic reds, you've got to try this stuff! Poggio Bortolone has crafted an ideal summer red with their Frappato. This grape is indigenous to Sicily and up until recently, these wines were rarely encountered in the US. Thanks to our friends at Piedmont Wine Imports, that situation has changed. 

Poggio di Bortolone Frappato

2021 Poggio di Bortolone Frappato 

Fragrant, delicate, and utterly refreshing red from Sicily! 

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Pierluigi Cosenza is the seventh generation of his family to farm the vineyards of Vittoria, in the Southeastern corner of Sicily. In fact, Poggio di Bortolone was one of the original five wineries of Cerasulo di Vittoria, Sicily's first DOCG. It is here that some of Sicily's most elegant and refined wines are made, no doubt due to the cooling breezes from the sea. 

Poggio di Bortolone's Frappato is elegance in a bottle. Right when I smelled this wine, I knew I was going to buy a bunch of it. Frappato is one of the most aromatically delightful varieties out there, and this is a producer that knows how to get the most out of the grape. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness and purity, I most enjoy this with a slight chill.

This gushes out of the glass with aromas of dried strawberry, pomegranate, white pepper, rose petal, and incense spice. Equally delightful on the palate, this red gets its structure from acidity as opposed to tannin. Light to medium bodied, silky smooth, and mouthwatering, it drinks with complete ease and satisfaction. Further, it will appeal to those who like lower tannin reds like Pinot Noir, Gamay, and even Barbera.

Fairly new to the US, I can all but guarantee you this will get reviewed soon, and it will garner some high marks. We have already seen this with several other wines that importer Jay Murrie, of Piedmont Wine Imports, brings us. Unfortunately, once the reviews come in, supply no longer meets demand. Get ahead of the curve, get some of this wine before it becomes scarce!

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville