Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato

9.064 ratings
9.09 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
Bob McDonald

Cherry red in colour. Notes of nettle, leather, old red cherries and cow yard. Smelly but tolerable - like a lot of naturally made wines. Occhipintis other venture COS - she is the O - keep the winemaking as natural as possible shunning chemical treatments in the vineyard (they are biodynamic) and shunning cultured yeasts in the winery. The red wines are bottled unfiltered. Ultra savoury and rustic. A blend of two Sicilian varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Very tasty but not for long cellaring. My daughter who lives in Copenhagen loves natural wine and is surrounded by it in that city. For me it is the occasional indulgence.

Cherry red in colour. Notes of nettle, leather, old red cherries and cow yard. Smelly but tolerable - like a lot of naturally made wines. Occhipintis other venture COS - she is the O - keep the winemaking as natural as possible shunning chemical treatments in the vineyard (they are biodynamic) and shunning cultured yeasts in the winery. The red wines are bottled unfiltered. Ultra savoury and rustic. A blend of two Sicilian varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Very tasty but not for long cellaring. My daughter who lives in Copenhagen loves natural wine and is surrounded by it in that city. For me it is the occasional indulgence.

Feb 11th, 2020
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.0

Funk blew off to pristine cherry and damp soil.

Funk blew off to pristine cherry and damp soil.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Paco Suro

Solid. Consistent year over year. Medium. Not a ton of barnyard funk. Blew off quickly. Showed some depth too.

Solid. Consistent year over year. Medium. Not a ton of barnyard funk. Blew off quickly. Showed some depth too.

Aug 9th, 2018
James Forsyth

A groovy wine. Get a cherry coke and then remove any sweetness and that's pretty much what we have here. Unlike a coke, it's painstakingly natural in process.

A groovy wine. Get a cherry coke and then remove any sweetness and that's pretty much what we have here. Unlike a coke, it's painstakingly natural in process.

Jul 31st, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

70% Frappato, 30% Nero d’Avola. Medium ruby with a bright pink rim. Very reductive at the beginning. Then the explosion of fresh squeezed red tart cherry, raspberry, plum and cranberry juice. So pure and bright. Mixed with a hint of black pepper. Tons of red fruits on the palate as well. Bright tart acidity. Little tannins. Mouthwatering good. Killer wine. 12.5% alc

70% Frappato, 30% Nero d’Avola. Medium ruby with a bright pink rim. Very reductive at the beginning. Then the explosion of fresh squeezed red tart cherry, raspberry, plum and cranberry juice. So pure and bright. Mixed with a hint of black pepper. Tons of red fruits on the palate as well. Bright tart acidity. Little tannins. Mouthwatering good. Killer wine. 12.5% alc

Feb 3rd, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Freshly aromatic. Cherry, cranberry. Pepper / pink peppercorn. Herb notes.

Freshly aromatic. Cherry, cranberry. Pepper / pink peppercorn. Herb notes.

Nov 18th, 2017
Gabrielle Micheletti

👌🏽✨❤️

👌🏽✨❤️

Jan 28th, 2018
Brendan Baker

Red fruited, mineral ⚡️⚡️

Red fruited, mineral ⚡️⚡️

Dec 9th, 2019
Jonas Hartz

Warm year?

Warm year?

Sep 6th, 2019
Simone Pizzi

Amazing producer

Amazing producer

May 21st, 2019