2019 Donnafugata Vittoria Frappato
This single expression of Frappato hails from south-east Sicily, in the territory of Acate. Grown on picturesque, sloping terrains, the climate is typically Mediterranean, warm temperate, mitigated by a sea breeze during the summer. Bell Assai sees fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with maceration on the skins for 8-9 days, creating a wine that's vibrant ruby red in colour. Intensely aromatic in style, notes of violet and rose sing from the glass, nuances of wild strawberry and raspberry delicately linger in the background, all wrapped together with sumptuously soft tannins. This is fresh, fragrant and engaging – chill it down slightly and enjoy with roasted lamb and grilled vegetables.