Once again (I hope no one is getting bored!), I want to highlight a natural wine made with an undervalued grape grown in an underappreciated wine region. Tami 2012 Frappato comes from Sicily and is unoaked and made with native yeasts. Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti is also committed to biodynamic and organic farming practices. It is an excellent everyday value at around $16 a bottle.
This wine opens with aromas of plum, black cherries and red berries. The palate is definitely what I look for in a straightforward, easy drinking wine. Light, bright and fresh with red fruit, floral undertones and healthy acidity. I think I may have to pick up a few more bottles!
My Wine Rating – A-
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with simple Italian fare such a pizza, antipasta, or pasta.