2009 Antica Tenuta del Nanfro, Frappato, IGT Sicily.
All biodynamic and made as natural as possible, Antica Tenuta del Nanfro was an inspiration to the natural winemaker movement, including Arianna Occhipinti, and Nanfro’s Frapatto showcases the terroir and grape in an elegant and earthy fashion. The lingonberry, mulberry and wild mountain berry fruits mix with earthy spice and truffle earthiness. Drink young and be sure to store in a very cool and dark place. These wines are at there best when fresh and served slightly chilled, where the fruit really pops and the acidity keeps things in check. This Frappato is drinking great and clean now, though Nanfro can be slightly funky, so best to decant when possible. Can’t wait to taste the 2010, which should be even better and out soon.
($24 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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