Andrea Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2008

From mag. Had not yet tried this wine with this much age before and didn’t know what to expect but it was really quite nice. Develops kind of like a gamay or Pinot. Black cherry and raspberry still there but definitely leaner and more acid-driven and savory at this point. Dried flowers, stewed tomato, dried herbs, mushroom, maybe a little sweet tobacco and mesquite. Overall I think I would still drink this young for the exuberant lip smacking red fruit but this was interesting — 18 days ago

Iwan, Martin and 16 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2017

This is a beautiful wine made from the Frappato grape variety of Vittoria, Sicily (an island just off the "boot" of Italy). 😍 The region has a Meditteranean climate that is sunny, dry, and warm, supporting the ripening process, and is not far from the coast (breezes), situated at the foothills of the Iblei Mountains (elevation), offering opportunities to retain acidity and brightness of fruit character in the grapes. 🇮🇹 ☀️

Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti is known for her biodynamic and organic winemaking practices and for being an all-around amazing and bold leader in the wine industry, first releasing wines under her own label at the age of 22. 🙌

👁 This wine is medium ruby with pale garnet rim variation. 👃 On the nose, this wine offers notes of bright cherry, raspberry, strawberry, grape jam, lavender, violet, black licorice, bay leaf, leather, and nutmeg spiciness. Also delicate Brett notes. Perhaps the spiciness comes from the fact that this wine was aged in large slavonian oak barrels. It actually reminds me of a youthful Sangiovese and I just learned it may even be genetically related.

👄 On the palate it is dry. The fruit character is juicier on the nose and more tart on the palate with medium(+) acidity. The fruit character is concentrated and balanced with the nice acidity and overall structure. It has medium alcohol and medium tannins. It is medium bodied with a medium(+) finish.

I could see this wine being extremely versatile with food pairing - anything from poultry to pasta to a variety of cheeses. It's also delightful on its own. It offers a sense of place.

Occhipinti, Il Frappato, Terre Siciliane IGT, Vintage 2017, ABV 12.5%.

These wines are not made in copious quantities, if you find one, buy it and give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
— a month ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Sharon and 24 others liked this
Laura Purdy

Laura Purdy

She was just featured on Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy - such a fascinating story!
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Laura Purdy I know! She has such an interesting and impressive story. Thank you for mentioning the Stanley Tucci episode. I’ve been meaning to tune in and this is great motivation to do that 🙏

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2017

Another outstanding vintage of this Sicilian blend. (Nero d’Avola and Frappato). Aromas and flavors of Black fruit, raspberries, dried cherries, asphalt and black licorice. Touch of herbs on the nose as well. Bright and well contrived. Hint of sweet cherries, herbs and smoke on the chewy finish. — 16 days ago

Bob, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Andrea Picchioni

Bricco Riva Bianca Buttafuoco Oltrepò Pavese

Richly textured, full bodied, earthy forest floor Oltrepo Pavese croatina blend. Hazelnuts, fava, sour cherries. — 10 days ago

Ian and Alex liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Easter weekend in Venice fl with andrea — a month ago

Andrea Oberto

Albarella Vigneto Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Cherry tobacco nose which carries through on mouth with smooth tannins and clove undertones delicious. Ready now but 5+ years left. 2 bottles leftover — 2 months ago

Ania
with Ania
LM and Anthony liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2018

05/05/21
Tucci’s wine...after the pineapple and green apple burst.... this was a inhalation of flowers. Full bodied flowers.
— 15 hours ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Jay liked this
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Neutral
Jay Kline

Jay Kline Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Huge fan of Arianna’s wines 😍

Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2018

Fruit forward and medium to full, really expressive and delicious — a month ago

Planeta

Vittoria Frappato 2018

Not as good as the Occhipinti, but great value — 5 days ago