£8.99–£9.99, Adnams, Vintage Roots, Ocado
It would be hard to come up with a red wine more full of the joys of spring than this juicy, jewel-bright, organic red made from Sicily’s Frappato grape. It’s the Frappato, grown barely 5 miles from the sea, that gives the wine its quintessential character: vibrancy, suppleness, an astonishing aroma and taste of strawberries and a suggestion of cherries and herbs. It’s light on its feet without being a real lightweight (a median 13% alcohol) and there’s no discernible tannin and no oak; so nothing gets in the way of the fruit purity, freshness and soft, dry finish. It can be drunk cool and doesn’t need food but goes well with cured meats, tuna, pizza, pasta or chicken.
Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2015, Terre Siciliane, Italy
£8.99, Adnams; £9.95, Vintage Roots; £9.99, Ocado. Field & Fawcett are out of stock at present, but will be getting it in.