Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola

9.3141 ratings
9.442 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Top Notes For
Thomas DeBiase

Frapatto & Nero d'Avola. Old vines ages 4 years in Botte and one year in bottle. Lip smacking & delicious. May not make old bones but drink now and smile!

Frapatto & Nero d'Avola. Old vines ages 4 years in Botte and one year in bottle. Lip smacking & delicious. May not make old bones but drink now and smile!

3 people found it helpfulMar 21st, 2014
Scott Manlin

Rockstar wine

Rockstar wine

2 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Ira Schwartz

Intoxicating scents of red and blue fruits with earthy notes fighting to come thru. A brief moment of nervousness when it enters your mouth and you wonder if this is going to overwhelm. However like a great sports car another gear shows up and its structure keeps all under control. Wonderful red fruits and a savory earthiness that lingers on the tongue. A classy wine with Burgundian undertones.

Intoxicating scents of red and blue fruits with earthy notes fighting to come thru. A brief moment of nervousness when it enters your mouth and you wonder if this is going to overwhelm. However like a great sports car another gear shows up and its structure keeps all under control. Wonderful red fruits and a savory earthiness that lingers on the tongue. A classy wine with Burgundian undertones.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2016
Steven W Alexander

Sicily in a glass

Sicily in a glass

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2014
Scott Manlin

Hmmm... Oh my

Hmmm... Oh my

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.3

Little Monster :)

Little Monster :)

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2013
Tomika Davis

Light, fruity, irony, and meaty on the nose. Love it!

Light, fruity, irony, and meaty on the nose. Love it!

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2013
Caleb Schiff

Whoa. Amazing expression of terroir here. Wouldn't be able to describe this as anything else in blind tasting. Earthy, crunchy, wet stone, red fruit aromatics, gripping tannin, singing acidity. The whole Italian package.

Whoa. Amazing expression of terroir here. Wouldn't be able to describe this as anything else in blind tasting. Earthy, crunchy, wet stone, red fruit aromatics, gripping tannin, singing acidity. The whole Italian package.

Jun 27th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

Whoa. Beautiful expression of Nero d' Avola and Frappato. Tense at first but so alive once it opens up. Couldn't get enough of the herbal notes of eucalyptus and thyme from the Nero.

Whoa. Beautiful expression of Nero d' Avola and Frappato. Tense at first but so alive once it opens up. Couldn't get enough of the herbal notes of eucalyptus and thyme from the Nero.

Feb 20th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.7

Silky smooth, carries its ample flesh with tremendous elegance, lots of red fruits and spice. The warmth of the sun is evident in this wine, but it is masterfully directed in a graceful Aikido or Judo-like style that directs that sunny ripeness in way that comes off as attractive and charming instead of ripe or heavy, very inspirational and instructive for a fellow sunny climate winemaker.

Silky smooth, carries its ample flesh with tremendous elegance, lots of red fruits and spice. The warmth of the sun is evident in this wine, but it is masterfully directed in a graceful Aikido or Judo-like style that directs that sunny ripeness in way that comes off as attractive and charming instead of ripe or heavy, very inspirational and instructive for a fellow sunny climate winemaker.

Nov 20th, 2016