Arianna Occhipinti, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Grotte Alte 2016Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Variety: Nero d'avola and Frappato
Arianna Occhipinti is a young woman of fierce perspective and drive. Her uncle is Giusto Occhipinti of the Sicilian COS winery. At age sixteen, Arianna was invited by Giusto to help out at the Vinitaly international wine exhibit. In four days time, she knew that she then wanted to study wine at university. Ironically, university did not help with her professional career, as everything she had learned was from her uncle. Undeterred, she began fresh with just one acre of abandoned vines, and grew. Her focus then became Frappatto and Nero D’avola, grown naturally and biodynamically. Not to be overshadowed by her uncle, Arianna has grown into her own person as a winemaker and received international acclaim as a young woman in the industry.
The name of this wine means the “cherry of Vittoria,” named for the color of the Frappato and Nero d’Avola together. “Grotte Alte” refers to the high ridges in Vittoria from which the 40-year-old vines originate. Arianna proposes this as her most ambitious wine; the summary of her Sicily. The wine spends almost three years in large Slavonian oak barrels, and four months in bottle before it is at last released.