Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola

9.231 ratings
9.49 pro ratings
Vittoria, Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Top Notes For
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.

2 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

damn!

May 13th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Day 1 this was a little tight, but still expressive in a pretty and elegant way like a great Vosne, soft and firm at the same time with red fruits and spice.
Day 2 was like a Chambolle with a deeper expression and a more defined presence, velvety texture, with heightened red fruits, sweet spices and more minerality.

Best amongst many great wines I have had from Sicily by #iconic producer @ariannaocchipinti

If you have been following along I have been on a tear with Sicily the last year between Etna and Cerasuolo. 🌋🌋🌋

Day 1 this was a little tight, but still expressive in a pretty and elegant way like a great Vosne, soft and firm at the same time with red fruits and spice.
Day 2 was like a Chambolle with a deeper expression and a more defined presence, velvety texture, with heightened red fruits, sweet spices and more minerality.

Best amongst many great wines I have had from Sicily by #iconic producer @ariannaocchipinti

If you have been following along I have been on a tear with Sicily the last year between Etna and Cerasuolo. 🌋🌋🌋

Apr 18th, 2016
Keiran Kennedy

Wine Director The Veritas Group, Australia

9.6

Close to perfect.

Close to perfect.

Nov 7th, 2015
Alberto Cdm

Ottimo

Ottimo

Jun 27th, 2015
Matt Berkovitch

Sommelier Babbo

9.4

One of the best wines I've ever had.

One of the best wines I've ever had.

Jun 20th, 2015
Hanif Perry

Bright cherry fruit. Acidity and tartness like a crisp jam.

Bright cherry fruit. Acidity and tartness like a crisp jam.

Jul 9th, 2016
Jon Fine

lovely, lithe, structured. wish I had one to lose for a few years.

lovely, lithe, structured. wish I had one to lose for a few years.

Feb 28th, 2016
Chris DeCrosta

Sicilian elegance. Mi piace

Sicilian elegance. Mi piace

Jan 22nd, 2016
Lucy Huffman

Savory, charred red and black fruit, marjoram and dried sage. Inky yet light and lifted, great balance.

Savory, charred red and black fruit, marjoram and dried sage. Inky yet light and lifted, great balance.

Aug 26th, 2015