Wine of the Week: 2008 Centonze Frappato
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Centonze Frappato
Made from 100% Frappato, a grape that is often blended with Nero d'Avola, this light red from Sicily is a delight. Fresh and lively with a lovely floral fragrance, it sees no oak before being bottled. A great warm-weather wine, it would work with a seafood stew, grilled salmon or a composed salad. And because the tannins are so soft, it's also a great bottle with fresh cheeses.
I might even pour it with the Thanksgiving turkey.
— S. Irene Virbila
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Region: Sicily, Italy
Price: About $18
Style: Fresh and lively
What it goes with: Seafood stew, grilled salmon, fresh cheeses
Where to find it: Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.comhttp://www.winex.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com