Manually harvested, the grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press and then transferred to refrigerated vats overnight to allow the sediment to settle. The fermentation starts naturally in the vat and is allowed to continue until the alcohol reaches about 6% . After a light filtration, the wine is bottled and the fermentation goes on, generating the C02 that forms the bubbles until the yeasts are actually killed by the pressure in the bottle (4 bars).
The bottles are then disgorged to remove yeast.
Nice pink color, subtle red fruit aromas. Nice attack, with a slight foam and bubbles. Its sweetness and its delicate aromas make it the perfect aperitif or dessert wine.
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly