Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2014

Le vin apparaît confus
Il manque de franchise le fruit paraissant mat et plat pas assez d ouverture peut être
— 15 days ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2013

Robe noire
Nez de prune, frais, précis
Bouche ample gourmande et fraîche
Finale fruit noire et légèrement animale
— 7 days ago

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Terre di Giurfo

Belsito Vittoria Frappato 2018

Alex J

must've had a bad bottle last time? — a month ago


Vittoria Frappato 2018

Not as good as the Occhipinti, but great value — a month ago

Arianna Occhipinti

FL Vendemmia 2016

The wines of Adrianna Occhipinti have been on my radar for about 7 seven years now and it seems that every vintage brings me closer and closer to falling head over heals. Her standard Frappato is, to my palate, a benchmark for the variety. This example comes exclusively from the Fossa di Lupo contrada, a vineyard that she has worked since 2004. The vineyard itself is sandy with solid limestone about 2ft from the surface. The wine pours a deep ruby with considerable sediment for a relatively young wine. On the nose, it smells “Italian” with notes of gym sock, stewed black fruits and briars. The wine also has a ferrous characteristic with crushed rock, and marine air. On the palate, the wine is rather austere with tart black bramble fruit and dark cherries, minerals, and grapefruit pith. Medium tannin and high acid. The finish is long and mineral driven. I really dig this and a few years on its side is very likely to bring bigger rewards so I would hold’em if you got’em. 2700 bottles produced. — 22 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Wow awesome. did not know about the single vineyard bottling

Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato 2018

Paired perfectly with home made Bucatini all’Amatriciana. — 14 days ago

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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Nero d'Avola-Frappato Blend 2018

Great lift and freshness for a cerasuolo despite showing the Sicilian ripeness. Candied red and purple fruit, prune plum, and a distinct but pleasant hint of burnt caramel on the nose. Judicious sweetness on the finish. Fabulous qpr. — 5 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter van den Besselaar @romo their single vineyard Nero D’Avolas are fantastic too
Bob McDonald

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@Josh Morgenthau If ever you get the chance go to the winery in central Sicily, have a tasting and dinner and stay overnight. Excellent accommodation. We did this about 5 years ago.
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@Bob McDonald Wow, wouldn’t miss it for the world. We’ve been to Sicily once before but stayed around Etna... didn’t make it to central or west. Saving that for our next trip.


Vittoria Frappato 2019


lovely light bodied easy to drink — a month ago


Cerasuolo di Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato 2018

Paired w/bluefin tuna crudo, bean sprouts, forged mushrooms, bacon broth — a month ago