Frapatto

Bright medium-pale red. Red cherries and berries, plus hints of flint, smoke and flowers add up to a very enticing nose. Then fresh and clean with mineral-accented flavors of red cherry, herbs and red berries. Finishes long with hints of licorice.

Frappato is one on the many extraordinary indigenous grapes from the island of Sicily. It thrives in the sandy soils of Vittoria in the southern part of the Island where it produces light, refreshing reds. Though most commonly blended with Nero d’Avola, alone it is a red worthy of a variety of foods from fish to spiced North African fare. A great Pinot Noir alternative! 

Due Terre was founded by Alcamo native Vito Lauria and Californian wine enthusiast and merchant Catherine Stratton. Vito originally returned to Sicily in 2005 after achieving his Degree in Enology from University of Udine in 2003 and spending a few years working at wineries in Northern Italy. Upon returning he was determined to revitalise his family’s old winery in Alcamo and spent 5 years making improvements.

Due Terre is based on important, historic relationships that Vito has with small, family growers working organically on the varied sand and calcareous soils of Mt. Bonifato. All Due Terre wines are from certified organic growers who have been practising for many, many years and who have genuine engagement with the vines and love for their land. Wines are fermented on native yeast and guided into the bottle with the aim of letting the quality of the fruit speak without the need for manipulation or heavy sulphite doses.



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