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 — a year ago
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 — 4 years ago
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 — 4 years ago
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