Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato

9.0271 ratings
9.064 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Eric

Somewhat effervescent. Kind of old barn smell with some awkward fruit. No finish. Pass this one by.

Somewhat effervescent. Kind of old barn smell with some awkward fruit. No finish. Pass this one by.

5 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

8.8

Enjoying less and less each vintage. Probably me.

Enjoying less and less each vintage. Probably me.

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Always a pleaser. Not a big wine, but still a really fine one. Balanced and truly well crafted in every way. And yes, we both have a crush on Arianna, but dont tell anyone.

Always a pleaser. Not a big wine, but still a really fine one. Balanced and truly well crafted in every way. And yes, we both have a crush on Arianna, but dont tell anyone.

Dec 4th, 2016
Matt Lasater

I love this wine. It never gets old and works wonders at the table. Food friendly, easy to drink, balanced, everyone can drink it. Just needs some air to open.

I love this wine. It never gets old and works wonders at the table. Food friendly, easy to drink, balanced, everyone can drink it. Just needs some air to open.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Alex Krause

A bit spritzy from the Brett but still enjoyable enough with sufficient grip and intensity to not be overpowered by barn animals. Still, I long for the unadulterated purity and splashy freshness of her frappato here.

A bit spritzy from the Brett but still enjoyable enough with sufficient grip and intensity to not be overpowered by barn animals. Still, I long for the unadulterated purity and splashy freshness of her frappato here.

Apr 14th, 2016
Daniel McGeough

Yum

Apr 14th, 2016
Yohannah Burmeister

This wine kicks ass and then some. I bought a case. You should too. Unless you have poor tastes... Drink it now. It's all about super fresh bramble fruits, flowers, and that Italian "Je ne sais quoi." It's imminently drinkable. Soft tannins, mineral, good acid, and freshness with a little spritz. Pour it btg, have fun with it.

This wine kicks ass and then some. I bought a case. You should too. Unless you have poor tastes... Drink it now. It's all about super fresh bramble fruits, flowers, and that Italian "Je ne sais quoi." It's imminently drinkable. Soft tannins, mineral, good acid, and freshness with a little spritz. Pour it btg, have fun with it.

Mar 30th, 2016
Benny Riccardi

Animal and funky with gripping tannin on a light lithe frame with cranberry flavor. Magnum bottle

Animal and funky with gripping tannin on a light lithe frame with cranberry flavor. Magnum bottle

Feb 27th, 2016
Craig Brown

Smooth dark fruit. Easy drinking. Will be great with Italian fare.

Smooth dark fruit. Easy drinking. Will be great with Italian fare.

Jan 13th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

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

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

Jan 8th, 2016