Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2017

Nose of dried flowers, fino sherry and green tea. Notes of cider and autolysis detract just a bit- as they make the wine seem simple (which it isn’t)- but I’m sure the natural wine hive mind will disagree on that point. Still, quite saline, focused and super long. Imagine a few years of aging will bring added weight and richness. #occhipinti #sicily — 2 years ago

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2013

At the apex of Frappato mono-varietal wines for me, this 2013 shows blueberry, strawberry, spice and earth that fuse together in an elegant but persistent flavor spectrum. You have to pay attention, and when you do you are rewarded and reminded of Burgundy. Perfect acidity and a fine tannic structure. Good now, this will benefit with 2-4 years of further aging. #sicily #occhipinti #frappato #thatcolortho — 5 years ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2014

Nice and tangy and funky. Super refreshing. Compelling. It's got that little funk edge but you just want more and more. #occhipinti #sicilia #sicilianwine #italia #orangewine #dogsofdelectable — 4 years ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2014

On a big #Sicily kick of late, this is a step or two up from yesterday in complexity and class. Another steal at $22-25 this is also a blend of Nero di Avola and Frappato. The nose started out reduced, but the palate was clean. The nose grew leaps and bounds after an hour to a fresh mix of red fruit perfume ala Burgundy, fresh cut flowers, and a little wet stone funk. The palate is light as a feather, fresh and consistent with bursts of blood orange, cherry, subtle spice. The finish streams on with excellent acidity and fine, though quite firm, youthful tannin.
#occhipinti #sicily #frappato #NeroDiAvola
— 5 years ago

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Terre Siciliane Frappato 2013

Of the Tami wines, this is the best and shows the best aspects of the Frappato grape character in a ridiculous price of about $15. Juicy blueberries, red raspberry, and fresh wild flowers on the nose and palate. Really well tuned acidity and supple, but bright acidity. A great intro to #frappato if you have never tried it. #occhipinti — 4 years ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2013

Juicy red cherries, black pepper, and chalky finish. Yum. #sicily #frappato #occhipinti — 5 years ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2012

There's no substitute for a wine with soul like this. Arianna does it right. #sicily #nerodavola #occhipinti #realwine — 5 years ago

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Jonathan Gray

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Had some of this the other night! Cheers
Gregory Knaps

Gregory Knaps

Of late I've been loving Siccagno over Il Frappato.
Ben Leger

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@Gregory Knaps I'd have to agree. More finesse.