Valle dell'Acate Frappato
If you love Pinot Noir but want something different, try Frappato. Frappato is a lot like Pinot but with a lot more minerality, thanks to the volcanic soils of eastern Sicily. One of our favorites is the Frappato from Valle dell'Acate, a multigenerational winery now led by Gaetana Jacono and that focuses on indigenous varieties. This unoaked, steel-aged wine offers gorgeous floral aromas of violet and roses that lead into juicy red fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry on the palate. It is light-bodied, with a long, earthy finish.