Santa Tresa Rina Russa Frappato 2019
Feudo di Santa Tresa ‘Rina Russa’ Frappato 2019, 13%, Sicily, Italy
(from £8.99, The Wine Society, Ocado, Vintage Roots)
This is a juicy, upbeat, lighter-bodied red perfect for autumn or spring drinking.
It’s also amazing value for money – plus it’s organic and suitable for vegans.
On the back label it says, ‘In Sicily we drink it slightly chilled with grilled tuna.’
And who are we to argue?! But we did have it with duck, and it was delicious.
Frappato is just one of Sicily’s more intriguing grape varieties. This kind of style is spot on for value and just joyful drinking.
You can hear us discuss it in our Wine Blast podcast S3 E1: Fake Booze, A Barrel of Laughs, from 27.28.