Santa Tresa Frappato Spumante (Organic)
- Grape : Frappato
- Country : Italy,
- Type : Rose Sparkling
- ABV : 12.5%
11 in stock
Santa Tresa Frappato SpumanteTasting notes:
Beautiful salmon pink colour, Frappato Spumante has fine, gentle bubbles and a very fresh fruity nose with hints of wild strawberries. On the palate the wine is very well balanced, gentle and soft with refreshing, citrussy acidity and lovely fruit.
Drink as an aperitif or simply with friends.
Feudo di Santa Tresa is an ancient estate in Vittoria, a region tucked away in the southeast of Sicily and is owned by Stefano Girelli and sister Marina. Feudo di Santa Tresa spans 50 hectares of beautiful terra rossa soil and dates back to an incredible 1697. Becoming certified organic in 2009 was a real
endorsement of the way of life at Santa Tresa, which is blessed with perfect conditions for organic cultivation. The estate lives and breathes organic practices, with a deep commitment to the local environment. The focus is on local grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Perricone, all of
which flourish with no need for any pesticides– there is always another (natural) way!
Following de-stemming, the grapes are very softly crushed and then gently pressed in a pneumatic press with a maximum pressure of 0,2 Barr. Prior to fermentation, the juice is chilled, allowing the solid particles to settle naturally, giving a clear juice ready for
fermentation. Selected yeasts are added to initiate fermentation. Fermentation is carried out at 18-20 C° for about 8-10 days. As soon as the fermentation is completed, the wine is racked into another stainless steel tank. Here it is stored at a controlled temperature until the secondary fermentation. In order to maintain the optimum level of natural acidity, malolactic fermentation does not take place. The secondary fermentation takes place in small, closed stainless steel tanks and is initiated by a very specific yeast, very slowly at 14 °C, which helps to retain the freshness and fruit of the Frappato.