Frappato di Vittoria DOC 2021 – Gurrieri
Bright ruby-red and fruity red wine. Its intense aroma includes notes of cherries, pomegranate, raspberries, roses, and white pepper, creating a complex and inviting bouquet.
On the palate, it has a light, fragrant, and fresh taste with a slight crunchiness that adds texture and depth. The savouriness of the wine is perfectly balanced between softness and acidity, creating a refreshing and enjoyable drinking experience.
It’s an excellent option as an aperitif or as a pairing with a range of foods, including fresh cheeses, cold cuts, simple and tasty pasta dishes, oily fish, and white meats.
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The story of Gurrieri originates from a family passion. Giovanni and Angela, born and raised with the agricultural and farming passion of their father Vincenzo and mother Graziella who have been producing grapes together for fifty years, continue the family tradition and decide to produce grapes, wine, and oil in Sicily, in Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the province of Ragusa. The dream of making a Sicilian wine that represents the identity of the birthplace begins in 2010 with the first bottling.
We are in the countryside of the Monti Iblei, in the fertile Val di Noto, in the area of the only Sicilian DOCG, that of Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
For each label, small quantities are produced: around 3000 bottles. Thus, the “Gurrieri collection” is born, which becomes the reflection of the agricultural and farming vocation of Ragusa.
Today, the family cultivates organically and enhances autochthonous grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Grillo, and an international grape variety, Syrah, well adapted to Sicilian soils and climate.
Frappato di Vittoria
Frappato is a native red grape variety of Sicily. Of ancient origins, the first reliable records date back to the 18th century, originating from the Iberian Peninsula. The name Frappato seems to derive from “fruity.”
Today, it’s present throughout Sicily but essentially in the provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa. Frappato is a robust grape variety, whose production is constant but rather modest. Its early flowering makes it sensitive to any climate fluctuations, which are increasingly frequent during the spring periods. It has a late ripening, with harvest usually taking place at the end of September.
Frappato is vinified with Nero d’Avola in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria or even in purity, to bring out the typical floral and fruity aromas of the grape variety. When vinified in purity, Frappato gives a wine with a ruby color, bright, with a vinous and fruity aroma, as its name suggests, but also with floral notes.
On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fresh and light taste. Being a generally light wine, it pairs well with both cheeses and savoury fish dishes or first courses.
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