Occhipinti Il Frappato 2018
"The color in the glass is a warm black cherry hue. On the nose, there is a mix of wild cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate. There is also just a touch of something green, like cherry stems and leaves. The flavors on the palate are direct, like cherry skin, mineral earth, and small dark plums. As for structure, this wine has more weight and tannic character than one might expect from a Frappato, but like I mentioned, the wine is built to develop. Drink now for a more-than solid Sicilian red, or keep for a couple years - there is more to come from this 2018 Frappato, you can taste it. From two different parcels, with vine age averaging 40 years. Destemmed and fermented in concrete, with a 30 day maceration. Aged for 8 months in Slovenian oak botti before moving to concrete for another 8 months. Bottled unfiltered." David Hatzopoulos, Chambers St Wine, NY.
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