Occhipinti SP68 Red 1500ml (1500ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Country

    Italy

  • Size

    1500ml

  • Food Pairing

    Eggplant ParmiggianaBurgersPasta with Tomato Sauce

  • Grape

    FrappatoNero d’Avola

  • Sub-Region

    Vittoria

  • Region

    Sicily

Arianna Occhipinti is a vigneron in Vittoria, Sicily who inherited her passion for the vine and wine at the young age of 16 when she attended VinItaly with her vigneron uncle of another iconic winery, COS.  Though Arianna studied oenology at the University of Milan, she has taken a very hands off approach to grape growing and winemaking by following organic principles.  She hand harvests only healthy grapes, relies on spontaneous fermentation and uses minimal sulfur.      

Tasting Notes

Frappato and Nero d’Avola compliment each other so well and you can see why this is a classic Sicilian blend. Frappato brightens the acidity and softens the tannins of Nero d’Avola. The result is a lightly perfumed compote of strawberry and raspberry without being a fruit bomb.    Frappato brings high acidity and pronounced minerality, while Nero d’Avola brings dark fruit, spice and tannin to the blend.    

Method

This is a young fresh red wine.  A blend of 70% Frappato and 30% Nero D’Avola grown at an altitude of 280 meters above sea level. The soils are medium density, red sand and chalk from sub Apennine limestone.  Indigenous yeast fermentation with 15 days maceration.  The wine ages for 6 months in concrete vats.     

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