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Winephabet Street Season 3 Episode 6- F is for Frappatto

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Release Date: 11/03/2022

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Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 3, Episode 6- F is for Frappatto. In this episode of Winephabet Street, we talk about the Frappatto grape with Pietro Russo, the winemaker at DonnaFugata Winery.

Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and I work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions one letter at a time. The show is live on the third Monday at 8pm and is free, but you must register to attend. Put it on your calendar, pour yourself a glass of wine and hang out with us.

The Frappato grape is grown in the southeastern coast of Sicily. It produces a wine that is low in tannins and light bodied. It is bottled as a single varietal and used as a blending grape with Nero d’Avola.

Pietro talks with us all about the Frappato grape and the estates of Donnafugata. One of the items discussed is that s Frappato does very well with climate change.

We got to taste Donnafugata 2020 Bell’Assai Vittoria DOC Frappato. The name Bell’Assai is the noble family of Vittoria. The wine is 40% Frappato and 60% Nero d’Avola. Beautiful rose petal and floral freshness with hits of lavender, strawberries, and a soft, delicate spice finish.

I invite you to watch the webinar or listen to the podcast. You will be reaching for a bottle of Frappato! PS. It will go well with your Thanksgiving dinner.