Portelli Vittoria Frappato 2017

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Alessandro Portelli represents the fifth generation of his family’s winemaking legacy. Their estate was originally founded in 1863 by Basilio Portelli, who was one of the first locals to produce and export wines in Vittoria. Today, the family cultivates just two varieties, Frappato and Nero d’Avola, as they only believe in crafting wine from fruit that excels in their soils. Grapes for this bottle of varietal Frappato hail from a four-hectare plot planted in 1982. Fruit is hand harvested and fermented in steel with indigenous yeasts for 16 days, followed by nine months of aging on fine lees. The wine is insanely quaffable and shows notes of juicy strawberries, currants, and freshly cut herbs.