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).
Outstanding Frappato from single vineyard “Bombolieri”. Organic and biodynamic. Low intervention. Spontaneously fermented. Aged in big barrels. Neither fined nor filtered. Wild cherry, strawberry and forest fruits. Fresh and clean. Med+ bodied. Dusty tannins. Long wild strawberry finish.