Located in Sicily ’s south-eastern Val di Noto province, the Occhipinti family is synonymous with the Frappato grape that underpins Siciliy’s only DOCG: Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Arianna kicked off in 2004, making wines in a family farmhouse, before transferring, in 2013, to a purpose-built winery, where her 22 hectares of Frappato and Nero d’Avola, along with one-and-a-half hectares of intense Albanello and Zibibbo white grapes, are vinified using cement and Stockinger barrels (Slavonian, German, Austrian oak).
Deep ruby. Perfumed floral and mineral aromas on the nose and in the mouth complement red/black fruit flavors. Lovely and juicy, offering noteworthy freshness and length but always less multi-faceted than the Frappato from Occhipinti. [91 Points, Ian D’Agata – August 2019, vinous.com]