Occhipinti Frappato 2019


Occhipinti Il Frappato is an organic and biodynamic red wine made from Frappato di Vittoria, and produced by Arianna Occhipinti, in Sicily, Italy.

The grapes from which Occhipinti Il Frappato come are from 40 year-old plots with sandy soils of a calcareous nature, located at a height of 280 meters above sea level. The vineyards are cultivated according to the principles of organic agriculture and the bunches are harvested by hand. The must macerates for 30 days with the skins and ferments with its own yeasts. The wine is aged for 14 months in large barrels (or botti) of Slavonian oak, and remains one month in the bottle. It is not filtered.

Occhipinti Il Frappato is perhaps Arianna Occhipinti’s most emblematic wine, the one which, according to her words, most resembles her. A wine that expresses the freshest aspect of the Mediterranean - rebellious, brave and original. The nose presents notes reminiscent of violets, cherries and certain citrus fruit. On the palate it is a light wine, full of fruit. It is persistent and with an acidity that brings freshness.