Arianna Occhipinti is from the Vittoria region of Southern Sicily. She has been making wine for ten years under the tutelage of her uncle, Giusto Occhipinti, who owns the well-known winery COS. She produces first rate wines from biodynamically grown local varieties such as Nero d’Avola and Frappato. In her mid-20s, Arianna already seems to know exactly what she wants to do with her life. She is the sort of driven young winemaker who is bound to be become an important figure in Sicilian wine.
Frappato is a local Sicilian red grape variety that always seems to yield wines are loaded with fresh raspberry aromatics. Arianna’s Frappato is already legendary — and that status is very well deserved.
Bright ruby, light-bodied — but darkly translucent. Lush floral aromatics with raspberry and a little basement and earthy funk on the nose. On the palate, loaded with raspberry, sour cherry and cranberry. Bright, fresh, pure and acidic. Stunning, lovable and delicious. Strongly recommended.
12.5% alcohol. Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections.
Occhipinti SP68 Rosso Vittoria 2008