Arianna is known for the care and techniques used for growing the Italian native grape varietals of Nero d’ Avola and Frappato. Right from a young age, she was fascinated about vines and winemaking, thanks to frequent visits to her uncle’s wine estate in Sicily. She was just 22 when she started her own wine label. She has been using biodynamic farming techniques in her 10 hectares of vineyards. At her vineyards, Arianna gives complete respect to the earth and uses only organically grown grapes for creating her biodynamic wines. She doesn’t use pesticides, fertilisers, fungicides, herbicides or any other chemical product on her beloved vines.
“Il Frappato stems from a dream which I had when I was a girl to make a wine that knows the land that I work, the air I breath, and my own thoughts. It is bitter, bloody and elegant. That is Vittoria and the Iblei Mountains. It is the wine that most resembles me – brave, original and rebellious! But not only. It has peasant origins, for this it loves its roots and the past that it brings in; but, at the same time, it is able to fight to improve itself. It knows refinement without forgetting itself” – Arianna Occhipinti
A joyful and fragrant frappato that’s super sleek, fresh and mineral. With aeration, a whiff of smoke joins the bright red cherry, making the wine even more fascinating. Long, clean finish with lovely savoury complexity. An outstanding glass of wine which will keep you reaching for the bottle.
Delicate and very enjoyable. Pairs well with beef, lamb and meaty pasta dishes – perfect for a hearty dinner we say!
Serving tip – No need to decant. Serve at room temperature and enjoy the sun of Sicily!