Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2019

Cherry red in colour. Notes of nettle, leather, old red cherries and cow yard. Smelly but tolerable - like a lot of naturally made wines. Occhipintis other venture COS - she is the O - keep the winemaking as natural as possible shunning chemical treatments in the vineyard (they are biodynamic) and shunning cultured yeasts in the winery. The red wines are bottled unfiltered. Ultra savoury and rustic. A blend of two Sicilian varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Very tasty but not for long cellaring. My daughter who lives in Copenhagen loves natural wine and is surrounded by it in that city. For me it is the occasional indulgence. — 8 days ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2017

Classic & alive — a month ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2015

Rubis a noire
Nez d olive noire de grenade
Bouche fraîche et suave avec de l acidité et un fruit noire
Finale fraîche et acidulée
— 4 months ago

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2018

What could easily be flat and juicy isn’t. White tea, bitter citrus, peach, lychee, and spice. Two weeks on skins for grip. — 25 days ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Grappa di Frappato

This is the best grappa I have ever had. I have had it multiple times and is outstanding. Very herbal and aromatic. A touch of sweet on the finish. 44%abv. — a month ago

Clive, Severn and 4 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Nero di Lupo Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola 2018

Alder Yarrow

Nero the way it should be, nervy, juicy and with an herbal note to complement its bright berry fruit. Occhipinti FTW. — 2 months ago

Alex, Scott and 7 others liked this

Martha Stoumen

Post Flirtation White Marsanne blend 2018

I’d been jonesing to try the Martha Stoumen collection for a long time. I’ve read plenty on her background - her training under Occhipinti at Cos and I love her thoughtful articulation of California terroir, natural wine, and Sicilian grapes.

This is fun bright sunshine at a meager 10%. The smell of oysters mid slurp - briny ocean and minerals. Flavors of sour lemon drop.

Attentive and still easy.
— 4 months ago

Sharon, Ted and 19 others liked this
Jay Kline

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“Training under Occhipinti...” seems almost crazy considering Arianna’s relative youth but I get it
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Jay Kline i should have specified - she trained under Giusto Ochippinti who runs Cos - I believe he is Ariana’s uncle and she trained under him as well....
Jay Kline

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@Ely Cohn ahhhhh...I totally forgot about that connection at Cos. Thanks for the clarification!

Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2017

Really well balanced, lighter Italian & natural Frappato. Ripe plum and a little spice. Delicious wine. — 18 days ago


Torrontés 2018

@Delectable Wine this is Arianna by Spoto Wines... the wine entry needs to be modified. Dang. I've had a couple of torrontes, but this one blows them all out of the water. Nose of citrus and herbs. This wine begins with a very heavy, weighted mouthfeel. Dominant notes of lemon oil, lime creme brulee, herbal character and seems to get a little bit of limestone grit on the finish. Classic torrontes for the most part but on steroids (Silvaspoons Lodi) and with more of a weighted body and finish that resembles more of a chenin blanc. You wanna drink these now? Go ahead. Wanna keep them for five years? No sweat. Unfiltered. Originally ordered 3, then ordered a case, and now only have 7 total. Sigh... QPR this one is a 9.8! — a month ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2014

Tomato, black currant, faint leather, loam-y finish — 3 months ago