If I Could Buy Only One – April 3rd VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Michael Godel Planeta’s 2018 Frappato Vittoria is surely one of winemaker Patricia Tóth’s secret weapons, a charming and subtle varietal wine with the heart of a lion. It is one of the Island’s most consistent, combining creamy texture with acid vitality, all with the intention of elevating frappato to superstar status. This is a great and most wonderful grape, the OZ of Sicilia and more people need to know it by name. Welcome to an easy, almost perfect vintage for the effulgent one and while Cru Beaujolais gamay is surely the kinship (especially floral Saint-Amour) methinks this is a vintage to just think about frappato. Standing alone, regal and tall. This will drink in all weather, but a slightly chilled glass in the sunshine might just simulate an authentic Piazza Bologni, Palermo experience.

(#508655, $24.95, Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.)

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