Before the summer is over, make a place at your table for frappato, said Eric Asimov in The New York Times. A light red wine from Sicily’s Vittoria region, it has “a lovely floral freshness to it that takes well to a light chill.” Though you may not find these small-production examples locally, explore others. Frappato is versatile, and pairs well with salads, summery pastas, pork, veal, and even fish.
2016 Valle dell’Acate Il Frappato ($20). This light, simple wine is as fresh as any other, with “plenty of bright, earthy cherry fruit.”
2015 COS Frappato ($28). The COS is also fresh and airy, but seems more substantial. The aroma is “like inhaling a bunch of fresh flowers.”
2015 Occhipinti Il Frappato ($40). This superb frappato is “stony, floral, and lip-smacking, with a hint of bitterness and a dusty mineral touch.”