|Frappato di Vittoria|
|Color of berry skin||Noir|
|Also called||Frappato and other synonyms|
Frappato di Vittoria or Frappato is a red Italian wine grape variety planted primarily in Sicily. As a varietal, Frappato produces light bodied wines with a distinct grapey aroma. It is most commonly seen as a component of Sicily's only DOCG wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, which consists of 30-50% Frappato and 50-70% Nero d'Avola.
An Italian study published in 2008 using DNA typing showed a close genetic relationship between Sangiovese on the one hand and ten other Italian grape varieties on the other hand, including Frappato. It is therefore likely that Frappato is a crossing of Sangiovese and another, so far unidentified, grape variety.
Other grape varieties
- "Frappato di Vittoria". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
- J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 139 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
- "Cerasuolo di Vittoria the first and only D.O.C.G. in Sicily" (PDF). Planeta. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- ‘Sangiovese’ and ‘Garganega’ are two key varieties of the Italian grapevine assortment evolution, M. Crespan, A. Calò, S. Giannetto, A. Sparacio, P. Storchi and A. Costacurta, Vitis 47 (2), 97–104 (2008)
- "Frappato". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-30.