Thursday, 9 January 2014

A tale of two Frappati

We have welcomed a lighter style of Frappato in the past, particularly that of Santa Tresa which we encountered first at Wine Fairs in London and at Vinitaly. The difference between Santa Tresa and other Frappati of our acquaintance is that it is 12% as opposed to 13% or more. As with Grignolino, this small percentage difference makes all the difference. There are other grapes which we think would benefit from being reduced a point or two on the Richter scale; Pinot Noir being one.

So all hail to the lovely Beccaria Frappato above, available from more than one good stockist in London and Lo! Marks and Spencer have the Santa Tresa itself in their own bottling. We warmly recommend these wines!

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