James Suckling 90
"Subtle and slightly reductive aromas of peperoncino, rose petals and light cherries. Light body, bright and citrusy acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now."~JS
Wine Spectator 88
"This medium-bodied red is fresh and balanced, an everyday wine recommended equally for sipping or pairing with food. Offers light tannins and notes of raspberry, cherry, grilled thyme and spice. Drink now through 2021. 8,333 cases made. 1,900 cases imported."~AN
"Frappato is a native Sicilian varietal that has a thin skin and large berries. It contributes with its fresh fruit character of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria blend, and it is a lively, fruit-forward wine when vinified on its own. In order to cultivate these delicate grapes, time and resources are invested in canopy management and under soil irrigation to ensure the Frappato does not suffer from excessive sun exposure or dehydration."
"Vivid red color with gentle purple tones. The bouquet on the nose is fresh with lots of red berries and delicate spices. A very pleasant, well balanced and smooth sip, with lively acidity and a spicy, long-lasting after taste. Ideal with meaty pasta, cheese, or slightly chilled, with tuna or swordfish."~Winery Notes
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Purato is a line of certified organic wines from Vittoria in southern SicilyThe vineyards and winery have undergone strenuous controls into to obtain organic certification from Bioagricert, whose certifications are recognized in the United States. Purato celebrates the regions unique micorclimate and extensive winemaking history. Lying close to the Mediterranean, Purato's vineyards benefit from cooling sea breezes. The estate's soil consists of a layer of light, red, sandy loam (terra rossa) resting on top of a limestone base, which helps retain vital water. In order to preserve this rich terroir, only natural techniques are used to assist cultivation. While the abundant wind and scarce rainfall naturally protect against pest, infestations are further prevented through limited copper and sulfur treatments and "sexual confusion" pheromone traps. In addition, only natural fertilizers are used to avoid introducing chemicals into the topsoil. Subterranean irrigation is utilized to prevent evaporation, thereby maximizing water efficiency. To further emphasize Purato's commitment to the stewardship of Sicily's land, Purato's packaging is entirely eco-friendly; labels are made using recycled paper and vegetable dyes, cartons are made from recycled paper and the bottles are 85% recycled glass.