The Frappato expression of an extraordinary Terroir
Sorìa Frappato, fascination wine, interpretation of a native ancient vine variety comes from the bind of traditional and modern agronomic techniques. This union refines the angularity of the dark color of the grapes which expression in the wine glass calls to mind the intense fragrances of the grape skin and seeds. This is a wine inviting you to enjoy the silence, to evoke mysterious far places at sunset. No possible to classificate into specific category , this Frappato expresses a modern style able to correctly interpret the sunny and mild climate where grows. A sensorial harmony of wild fruits are disclosed in a fresh way on the nose, releasing smooth and enveloping sensations on the palate.
- Appellation: DOC Sicilia
- Vine: Frappato
- Terroir: Trapani countryside- Baglio Sorìa estate
- Soil: clayey soils with red marlstones presence
- Exposure: south (120 mt. a.s.l)
Baglio Sorìa soil is characterised by mineral elements, clay and red marlstones and other rocks of Oligocene period. Red marlstones are the responsible of the structure of red wines of Baglio Sorìa estate.
Fruity Notes: a reward of a unique Terroir
An aromatic bouquet of wild red fruit is the key feature of this wine coming from the Trapani countryside. The vine is also grown in other parts of Sicily where the wine expresses spicy aromas. In the Baglio Sorìa estate the vine mostly expresses rounded flavour of red fruit. The high percentage of clay together with red marlstones presence influence the result in the wineglass, making these grapes absolutely unique in the Sicilian winescape. Interesting notes make this Frappato almost similar to Cerasuolo, ensuring extroardinary sips.
Complicated vintage, fall 2014 is characterized by hot weather and few rainfalls. These climate conditions caused the appearance of remarkably reduced natural turfing rich in microterms ( species growing thanks to low temperatures). Natural and cultivated seed plants seem to be in late. Winter beginning is cold with strong spore abatement due to the huge humidity of spring 2015. This fact decreases initial microbial charge and the virulence of pathogens in their first development steps (April). Plants satisfy their needs in cold climate conditions triggering to slight advanced budburst. The vigour conditions are satisfactory with a good vegetation/production ratio and a superior uniformity of grapes and buds.
Dice the meat and cut the vegetables into chunks. Put everything into a large capacity saucepan of at least 3 ½ litres with water. Add the onion, cut into four wedges; the parsley, cinnamon stick and bay leaf to the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over a low heat. As each vegetable is cooked, remove it from the pan one by one (first the courgette, then the carrot and so on); place them somewhere warm and set aside.