LA ZONA Fragolino 2021
Known in Italy as Fragolino, the Fragola grape is a hybrid of an American and European vine producing a grape commonly known as Uva Americana, or Isabella. At Chrismont, we grow ours in the upper King Valley, and make it in a ‘frizzante’, low alcohol style.
COLOUR: Light red to a hint of salmon.
AROMA: Intense strawberry with boiled lollies and musk.
PALATE: Intense flavours of confectionary and strawberry combine in a sweet front palate followed by refreshing acidity.
Grapes are picked when the unique flavours are fully developed then crushed and soaked cold with the skins for two days until the juice has extracted enough colour to be pressed and allowed to settle. The red clarified juice is then blended with Arneis juice to create the rosé colour then fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve fruit flavours before being arrested at around 90-100g/LS and around 6% alcohol to preserve some sweetness. The wine is bottled young in the ‘frizzante’ style.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Like family and friends in Italy, we enjoy this wine chilled as an aperitif or with berry-inspired desserts.