Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2022

Exotic. Dried tangerine peel, flowers and herbs, lemon zest and a tingle of spiced honey. Absolutely takes off with cuisine, had Sicilian shrimp and pasta with it. Really showed its depth and expansive qualities. — a day ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato

Def a respect. Delicious warm doesn’t need to be cold. No strong taste, light red wine — 14 days ago

Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2019

If Sicilian Nero D’ was made by a Burgundy garagiste, it would taste like this. High quality tannins that add some gravitas to an otherwise fresh and lively example. Outstanding. — a month ago

Ira, Juan and 16 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

SM Sicilia Bianco Grillo 2022

Interesting wine. Grillo is the grape Marsala is made from. Here near Vittoria and with Arianna Occhipinti’s touch this is a more textured wine. From the Santa Margherita Contrada (vineyard). — 23 days ago

Ted, Ira and 8 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2019

Newest release. Not yet on the market. This is terrific. Earthy, cherry fruit, minerally and complex. — 23 days ago

Scott@Mister, Ted and 11 others liked this

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Sicilia Il Frappato

Blackberry blueberry bramble. Smarties. Pitty. Inky marker. Sweet on the nose and concentrated. — 20 days ago

Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2019

Popped and poured. The 2019 Occhipinti “Il Frappato” is absolutely lovely right now. Bright, crunchy red and dark fruits with a touch of brettanomyces (but only just), rocky minerals, and some dried herbs for good measure. So fresh! Medium tannin and medium + acid. Finish is long. In a group with a mix of different palates and experience and a large line-up of wines, this was the first bottle emptied. Drink now and over the next 5-7 years. — 3 months ago

Severn, Ira and 9 others liked this

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PT Terre Siciliane Frappato 2021

From PT. This is a Contrada with more clay. This wine smells and tastes more fruity than the fresh, mineral FL. I really enjoyed our tasting at Arianna Occhipinti. She is doing great things! — 23 days ago

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FL Terre Siciliane Frappato 2021

This single vineyard wine grows on limestone with very little soil. The is linear and mineral. You can smell it and taste it readily. From Fossa di Lupo Contrada. — 23 days ago

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Pays d'Oc Merlot 2000


Pop old bottle

Merlot is a thin-skinned grape and typically tends to ripen faster than Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bold but smooth and dry

« Merlot is a staple of the wine producing regions of South America. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, the bold, spicy grape contributes to Chile's reputation for creating great, affordable wine.

Chilean Merlot tends to be full-bodied yet gentle, relatively low in alcohol yet with a bracing acidity, and it often has a divisive “green” characteristic to it.

Chilean Merlot can stand up to strong flavors fairly well, so pair with a big red-sauce Italian meal, some meatballs, a bit of roasted turkey or even a good pizza. »
— a month ago