Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato

9.1190 ratings
9.023 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Frappato
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9.0

Luminous red. Inviting aromas of ripe red cherry, raspberry nectar, cinnamon, and minerals. Fresh and juicy, with lovely inner-mouth perfume to the mineral and sweet, spicy red berry flavors. Finishes long and fragrant. Perhaps not as concentrated as some past Frappatos from this estate, but a lovely wine nonetheless. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Luminous red. Inviting aromas of ripe red cherry, raspberry nectar, cinnamon, and minerals. Fresh and juicy, with lovely inner-mouth perfume to the mineral and sweet, spicy red berry flavors. Finishes long and fragrant. Perhaps not as concentrated as some past Frappatos from this estate, but a lovely wine nonetheless. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 8th, 2019
Darren Dittrich

Delicious bright & light red wine from a terrific Sicilian producer. Perfect early-evening red... can be chilled. I’m adding Frappato to my favorite summer reds list.

Delicious bright & light red wine from a terrific Sicilian producer. Perfect early-evening red... can be chilled. I’m adding Frappato to my favorite summer reds list.

Jul 8th, 2019
Web Bond

I check in with these wines from time to time simply to amuse myself. Yup. Beyond my brett threshold.

I check in with these wines from time to time simply to amuse myself. Yup. Beyond my brett threshold.

Feb 8th, 2019
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Youth and decay. Drink now.

Youth and decay. Drink now.

Jul 27th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

100% Frappato from Vittoria. Very very reductive. Fresh squeezed black and red cherries. Touch of VA. Earth and minerals are pretty obvious. Bright and high acidity. Silky smooth tannin. Slight green on the finish which is very pleasant. Everything is so well integrated and feels natural. Had high expectations on this and it doesn’t disappoint at all.

100% Frappato from Vittoria. Very very reductive. Fresh squeezed black and red cherries. Touch of VA. Earth and minerals are pretty obvious. Bright and high acidity. Silky smooth tannin. Slight green on the finish which is very pleasant. Everything is so well integrated and feels natural. Had high expectations on this and it doesn’t disappoint at all.

Jan 15th, 2018
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

9.1

Red and mature fruit, well balanced, rich, with a pleasant long finish. Brava Arianna!

Red and mature fruit, well balanced, rich, with a pleasant long finish. Brava Arianna!

Oct 19th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

Sicilian terroir. Zippy, earthy, strawberry, musk, savory. Lip smacking!

Sicilian terroir. Zippy, earthy, strawberry, musk, savory. Lip smacking!

Jul 14th, 2017
Michael L S

Such a fun wine to drink. Perhaps not as much depth of flavor as the '13 or needs a bit more time. Generally light bodied, with good acidity a bit of funk on the nose and dark fruit and savory flavors and some tannic pull on the finish.

Such a fun wine to drink. Perhaps not as much depth of flavor as the '13 or needs a bit more time. Generally light bodied, with good acidity a bit of funk on the nose and dark fruit and savory flavors and some tannic pull on the finish.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2016
Jordan Weissmann

You know, it was good, but those was wasn’t everything I was hoping for. It smelled a little too volatile for me. Still enjoyed it.

You know, it was good, but those was wasn’t everything I was hoping for. It smelled a little too volatile for me. Still enjoyed it.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2019
Perry Riddle

Light bodied, red fruited, a little grapey in a pleasant way. Has the characteristic Occhipinti length and touch of black olive. Nice easy sipper.

Light bodied, red fruited, a little grapey in a pleasant way. Has the characteristic Occhipinti length and touch of black olive. Nice easy sipper.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2016