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Occhipinti - Il Frappato - Sicily (2021)

Occhipinti - Il Frappato - Sicily (2021)

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Juicy with fine tannins and vibrant acidity, raspberries, cherries and rose petals & violets. Light on the palate, with juicy fruit. Acidity and dried herbs brings freshness to the persistent finish. A really luminous wine - delicious as always - super limited so get it while you can.

REGION Italy > Sicily 
GRAPE(S) 100% Frappato
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 12%
FEATURES Biodynamic, Sustainable


From biodynamically grown grapes on clay-calcareous soils on the south coast of Sicily,   at around 200m elevation, this wine is maceration for 50 days with their skins and then aged for 14 months in 25hl Slovene wooden tubs, plus 2 months in bottle, without filtering/filtration. 

Arianna Occhipinti has become a seminal figure to a new generation of wine lovers. Her rise to prominence has been meteoric, and rightfully so: anyone who has met Ari will instantly vouch that her charming personality and positive attitude are contagious.

Arianna is the niece of Giusto Occhpinti, whose COS wines are undisputedly amongst the very best of Sicily. In 1998, Giusto invited her to help him out at Vinitaly for four days. Arianna was 16 at the time and knew nothing about wine, but the experience was such a good one that she decided to study viticulture and oenology in university. This quickly proved counter-intuitive, since everything she had learned from her uncle (organic viticulture, hand-harvesting, native yeast fermentations) clashed with the what she was being taught to do in school.

Undettered, Arianna started making her own wine with just 1 hectare of abandoned vines in the commune of Vittoria, and progressively expanded her estate by replanting 10 hectares of Frapatto and Nero D'Avola (the region's two indigenous red grapes) in selection massale, all trained in guyot. In 2012, an additional 7 hectares of 19 year old vines were acquired.


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