Occhipinti - 2018 Il Frappato
Il Frappato was born from Arianna Occhipinti's dream of making a wine that resembles her land. This juicy drop presents notes of small red fruits, like cherry and raspberry. Layered with floral veil and balanced with savoury pink pepper and Mediterranean herbs. The tannins here are smooth and morish thanks to some months in big old oak barrel. A triple A of expression of a terroir that boasts beautifully layered sand, limestone and clay in the Bombolieri district, in Vittoria.
Arianna Occhipinti is one of the hottest names in Italian wines. Her vineyard is planted with Frappato & Nero d'Avola, run on biodynamic principles, and all fruit is hand harvested. The winemaking process is natural with spontaneous fermentation, no temperature control, no fining, no filtration and only minimal sulphur additions at bottling. The style of Occhipinti is fresh and pure with incredibly cool fruit. The wines are delicate yet full flavoured and glide across the palate with the precision of a pro skier.
Variety Frappato || Region Vittoria, Italy || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml