Arianna Occhipinti, Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2019Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
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.
This Frappato is the wine that Arianna identifies with most—“it’s brave, original, and rebellious.” She loves the wine for its peasant origins, and additionally because it can fight to better itself. The vines are 40 years old from Vittoria. The Frappato ages for 14 months in large Slavonian oak barrels before its release.