This Frappato comes from the historical single vineyard Pettineo which lies beyond the Serra San Bartolo. The topsoil is sandy with a depth of 50 to 60 centimeters. Afterwards one finds limestone. Originally, the Frappato, now about 60 years old, stood there in Albarello vines, then the previous owner raised them in wire frames, where they grew very tall. About 2,600 bottles were produced.
Transparent dark cherry red
In distinction to the other two Contradas the PT Currently the fruitiest. Sweet cherries, sour cherries and plums are accompanied by sweet yeast dough and light tobacco. Nevertheless, the wine does not seem cloying or overripe at all, but consistently fine and elegant. The ethereal, which one also finds in the other two Contradas, is also present here.
The Vino di Contrada PT is highly present from the first moment. There is a lot of juiciness in the game and also a pleasant pressure on the palate. Like the other two Frappatos also is the PT Extremely elegant and transparent, almost cool and crystal clear like a white wine, but then again equipped with a silky and distinctive tannin. When people talk about almost Burgundian elegance in Sicilian wines, they are actually always talking about Nerello Mascalese from Etna. If you have this Frappato in your glass, Sicilian elegance can be redefined. Here it meets a sour cherry fruitiness and the already mentioned impressive clarity and precision.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt:
- Eggplant pahi
(Vegetable & Vegetarian)
- Grilled branzino with caper butter
- Rabbit with Frappato sour cherry sauce
Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti, Via dei Mille 55, 97019 Vittoria / Italy