Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?

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Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?

#1 Post by Dav1d S@wyer » August 1st, 2020, 8:47 am

I absolutely love ethereal, red fruited wines and enjoy Occhipinti's Frappato. It's made me want to explore the grape much more and I know COS makes a great one as well. What other producers aside from Occhipinti and COS would you recommend?

I had the '16 Planeta last night and it was pretty decent. The acid was great but the fruit seemed slightly advanced for this age. Purchased retail at the Specs warehouse so storage may have been suboptimal.
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#2 Post by Mattstolz » August 1st, 2020, 9:41 am

i have liked some of the wines from Cante Barbera in sicily. She makes a Frappato named Fuorizona

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#3 Post by Tim Heaton » August 1st, 2020, 10:03 am

There are several, with styles diverging to pretty minor degrees. Check out Avide, and Valle dell'Acate Vittoria Il Frappato, see what you think. Both are traditional in style, both great values.
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#4 Post by Lee Short » August 1st, 2020, 10:35 am

+1 on the Valle dell'Acate, great value like Tim says. I'll have to look for the Avide.

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#5 Post by eweininger » August 1st, 2020, 10:58 am

+2 on Valle dell’Acate, and I’ll add that their Cerasuolo is also a bonkers good daily drinker.
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#6 Post by danupdike » August 1st, 2020, 1:11 pm

Look out for Centonze. Should be well under $20.
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#7 Post by Ken Zinns » August 2nd, 2020, 1:04 pm

Tami (Occhipinti second label) is also worth considering. Doesn’t have the depth of her regular bottling but for <$20 it’s a good QPR.
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#8 Post by Dav1d S@wyer » August 2nd, 2020, 6:56 pm

Many thanks.
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#9 Post by Dan Sch » August 3rd, 2020, 10:21 am

Paolo Cali — all of his wines, various frappatos and blends. Great wines and a really nice guy!
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