Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2021 Magnum 1.5L

$120
$120

Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato Terre Siciliane is a red wine from Sicily. It is made from 100% Frappato grapes, a native Sicilian variety. The wine has a ruby-red color and aromas of red berries, violets, and earthy notes. The palate is fresh with flavors of cherry, raspberry, and spice. It has balanced acidity and fine tannins. The wine is produced using organic and biodynamic practices.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Grapes:, Frappato
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2021
Alcohol:, 12.5%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Sicily
Appellation:, Terre Siciliane
Bottle Size:, 1.5L
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Pasta all'Amatriciana, pork chops, hearty soups.

 

Producer profile

Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti is a winemaker from Sicily, Italy. She is known for her commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices. Arianna started her winery in 2004 in Vittoria, in the southeastern part of Sicily. Her focus is on producing natural wines that reflect the region's unique terroir.

Arianna's vineyards cover about 25 hectares and are planted with native Sicilian grape varieties such as Frappato and Nero d'Avola. She practices minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar, avoiding using chemical pesticides and herbicides. Her winemaking approach includes spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, and her wines are typically unfiltered and unfined.

Arianna Occhipinti's wines are known for their purity, elegance, and expression of place. She has gained international recognition for her dedication to sustainable viticulture and natural winemaking, making her one of the prominent figures in the natural wine movement.

Wine region

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is renowned for its rich winemaking history, which dates back over 2,500 years. The island's diverse terrain and microclimates make it one of Italy's most varied wine regions, producing a wide range of wines from indigenous and international grape varieties.

Nero d'Avola is Sicily's most widely planted and celebrated red grape. It produces wines with deep color, robust flavors, moderate structure, and a mix of dark fruit and spice notes. The wines can range from youthful and easygoing to complex and age-worthy. Frappato, often blended with Nero d'Avola, adds floral and fruity notes and is the primary grape in Sicily's only DOCG wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Nerello Mascalese, grown primarily on Mount Etna, produces elegant wines with high acidity and minerality, often compared to Barolo and Burgundy. It is frequently blended with Nerello Cappuccio.

Catarratto is the most planted white grape, and it is used predominantly for bulk production. Grillo and Inzolia are crucial for Marsala, a fortified wine from the western part of the island. Carricante, from Mount Etna, produces dry, mineral-laced wines with high acidity. Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) is used in Moscato di Pantelleria, a sweet, sun-dried wine.

Sicilia DOC: This broad, island-wide appellation was established in 2011 to promote Sicily's native grapes and ensure quality production. It encompasses a variety of wine styles and grapes, including international varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Etna DOC: Located on the slopes of Mount Etna, this region is renowned for its unique volcanic wines. Etna Rosso is made primarily from Nerello Mascalese, while Etna Bianco is based on Carricante. The region's high altitude and volcanic soils contribute to the wines' distinct minerality and complexity.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG: This is Sicily’s only DOCG, producing wines from a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato. The wines are known for their vibrant red color, cherry flavors, and balanced acidity.

Marsala DOC: Known for its fortified wines, Marsala is made from Grillo, Inzolia, and Catarratto grapes. It can range from dry to sweet and is often used in cooking and for sipping.

Other DOCs: These include Alcamo DOC, known for its fresh white wines; Menfi DOC, which produces full-bodied reds and whites; Noto DOC, focusing on dry reds from Nero d'Avola; and Pantelleria DOC, famous for its sweet wines made from Zibibbo.

Sicily's climate is predominantly Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The island's diverse topography includes coastal plains, rolling hills, and mountainous regions. This variation in elevation and proximity to the sea creates multiple microclimates that contribute to the complexity of Sicilian wines. The volcanic soils of Mount Etna, in particular, add a unique mineral character to the wines produced there.

Sicilian winemakers combine traditional and modern techniques to produce their wines. Organic and sustainable farming practices are increasingly common, with many producers focusing on preserving the natural environment and enhancing the expression of their unique terroir. Wines are typically aged in a combination of stainless steel, concrete, and oak barrels to achieve the desired balance of fruit, acidity, and tannin.

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What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
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What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
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What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.