Arianna Occhipinti is so impressive at such a young age. Listen to her interviews on the Louis/Dressner site. I enjoyed her thoughts on American vs. European predispositions to wine.
Her Frappato/Nero blend, labeled SP68 after the road surrounding her hectares, has fragrant aromas of red and dark berries, cedar, and lavender. The palette is loaded with minerals and a strong mix of acid and tannin. Lean but not thin. It’s a bit more serious than Tami’, the project she oversees, which I also recently tasted. — 18 hours ago
pre-winter blues? 💨 "Fugat" about it: the chill of November is NO match for lusty Tagliatelle alla Bolognese and a fine #Sicilian red #wine 🍷 , here the rich, smooth, mocha-and-black-olive-scented '14 #Donnafugata Tancredi (Cab, Nero d'Avola, Syrah blend) at #SantAmbroeus Soho. 🇮🇹 — 13 days ago
Tami’ is overseen by the much lauded Arianna Occhipinti. It has ample fruit, strong ties to the earth, and an approachable structure low in tannin. It has aromas of strawberry, sandalwood, clove, and salty sea air. Fruity and light with strong acid and flavors of wet slate, it has a cool drapery in lieu of anything abrasive, tart, sour, or crunchy. Strawberry licorice kick at the finish. — 6 days ago
Tonight is Saturday night and I have opened the 2015 Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria - Sicilia. Made up of 60% Nero D' Avola and 40% Frappato. Have been wanting to try more wine from Sicily. I have been hearing a lot of good things coming from this area.
The nose is very aromatic with red fruit, dried strawberries, dried raspberries, cherry cola, balsamic, floral notes, spice and dried herbs.
On the palate I get red berries, wild cherry, strawberry, plum, ginger, spice, herbs and dusty soil.
This wine is medium supple bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that lead to a long vibrant lasting finish. Sicilian wines are showing real well and I will have to try more. The weekend is going well and I hope everyone are enjoying themselves. Stay safe continued prosperity. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 days ago
Needs to air out and warm up a bit, but then it shows unique scents of wild flowers, flinty minerals, and white pulpy fruit. Intense, linear palate, with equal parts fruit and minerality. Bone dry, and has a light bitterness in the finish that would pair excellently with sweet seafood, like Nantucket Bay Scallops (which are in season right now, but, unfortunately, I’m not in Massachusetts). — 7 days ago
Mid to pale ruby in colour with a tawny edge. A shy nose and palate to begin with showing earthiness minerality and savoury cherry. Hint of lavender with time. Ultra fine savoury tannins. Very much an Italian Burgundy - very elegant. Could do with a little more mid palate power. Better than the first bottle of the 6 I bought which showed signs of Brett. Notes previously on Delectable. — 3 days ago