Monday, September 10, 2012

Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato 2007





Last Friday late evening, we met up at HH's place for our drinking session. 30 minutes into the session, Jazz and CJ made an announcement that they would be leaving Singapore, for good. Jazz had applied for and got a job posting to Toronto, Canada. The family including the kids will be relocating there before end of this year.

It was a sudden news for all of us.

While I felt happy for Jazz,  both for her career and her personal reasons for the kids, I suddenly felt  very sad that our closest drinking kakis are leaving. CJ and Jazz have been our drinking kakis, travel mates and close friends for years now. The images of our late night chats, family holidays, couple getaways, restaurants and bar hopping kept circling in my mind over the weekend until now as I draft this post of wine of the week.

Boy, we are so going to miss them but we just have to let the feeling sink in, treasure and enjoy the remaining months with them before end of the year. Glad that the families are going to Tasmania together coming December. Oh, and also the Standard Chartered Run that we had signed up together.

For sentimental reason plus I like the designer label on the bottle, I have picked Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato that CJ brought for this week's post.

Vintage:  2007
Producer:  Feudi del Pisciotto
Varietal: Frappato
Country: Italy
Region: Sicilia
Type: Red Wine

Frappato is a red Italian wine grape variety planted primarily in Sicily. It is believed to be a crossing of Sangiovese and another, so far unidentified, grape variety.

The wine is scarlet red. Fragrance of ripe exotic black fruit , floral and new oak aromas on the nose. Full bodied and firm.

I love the wine label on the bottle. It is not just to give the bottle a pretty face but it is also part of a collection drawn by Italian stylists in order to support continued restorations and charitable works throughout Sicily.







16 comments:

  1. The bottle is very majestic looking. Me and my hubby are rather ignorant on wines (will be learning by coming here more often) and choose wines based on how the bottle looks. Hah! Hah!

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    1. You are not alone, sometimes I buy wine based on how the bottle looks too.

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  2. I like the wine label too....unique in its way. When you have wine bottle that is unique and special, after finished up the wine, do you still keep the bottle for remembrance?

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    1. Not all or I will have to get a bigger house just for the wine bottles. But I will keep this one.

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  3. My eyes are wet too when I read you mentioning about us leaving... Ya... those wonderful memories... But the phase "...for good" may be a little extreme. We are not sure yet, but David will have to come back for his NS, right?

    Lots of anxieties and overwhelming.

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    1. All the best, my pal!

      It's true no one can predict the future. Let us just enjoy the time before you all leave.

      One thing for sure, we will wait for your return to savour the Grange together! :)

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    2. Definitely will enjoy the Grange with the gang. Hmmm... So when will be the vertical tasting?

      You can consider Canada as one of your holiday destination... Ice wine is from Canada.

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    3. Yes, we should do the vertical tasting soon.

      Wife is already planning for Canada trip during next June holiday. Your task is to get our accommodation and itinerary ready.

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    4. Cool, man... In that case, will tell Jazz to change our criteria in searching for a place to stay so that we can stay together when you visit us.

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  4. vertical as in Kay Bros??

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    1. Come out... Don't stay anonymous and hide behind the faceless pic ... :)

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    2. i was telling chong jin, i forgot my login pword so just posted the easy way out... anyway, u knew it was me immediately...

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  5. I'm sorry to know that your friend is leaving you for "greener" pastures in Toronto. You can always visit Jazz and CJ at the new home :D

    Do you collect wines? Pardon my limited wine knowledge, I think all your wines that you recommended look fantastic and expensive to me :D

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    1. Thanks Zoe. They are like you? Moving from Singapore and settling down at Melbourne. BTW, we are visiting Melbourne/Tasmania this December. Any good foodie place that you can recommend?

      I do keep some good wine for special occasions and the rest are everyday drinking wine. I am currently searching for some decent wine that can be cellared for years until the kids' 21 yr old birthdays. Vintages will be their Birth years (2003, 2005 and 2007). That will be some interesting and fantastic birthday presents for them - Birth Year wine that are as old as them when they turn 21. They can then savour and enjoy wine together with us.

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