• "SP68" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “SP68” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      The Cuvée SP68 from Frappato and Nero d'Avola is fresh, dynamic, individual and modern. Generous aromas, solidly structured and endowed with mild tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep red. Perfumed aromas and flavors of violet, minerals and spicy dark plums. Very juicy and fresh in the mouth, with noteworthy salinity on the long suave finish." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Frappato, 30% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 66 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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    • "SP68" Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “SP68” Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Occhipintis Bianco, pressed from equal parts of Moscato and Albanello, exudes the scent of peaches and flowers and offers a delicious and persistent taste with fine fruit aromas. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Moscato, 50% Albanello
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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    • "Il Frappato" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 (BIO)

      “Il Frappato” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 (BIO)

      The every year rare Il Frappato by Arianna Occhipinti is spicy and elegant in fragrance, rich in red berries, with fresh spices and flowers. On the palate lively, beautifully relaxed, vibrating tannin. A graceful and extraordinary red. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, medium density cherry red. Attractive nose with notes of cardamom and cloves, then fresh raspberry. On the palate juicy, fresh fruit, then unfolds with grippy, surprisingly present tannin, fresh and salty." Falstaff

      "Fragrant, with tea rose and spice notes, this creamy, medium-bodied red layers bright, zesty acidity and light, supple tannins with a lovely range of crushed raspberry, dried thyme and pomegranate flavors, revealing hints of mandarin orange peel and tar-tinged smoke that linger on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Il Frappato is another surprise hit from a vintage that was not easy generally speaking. This wine is chiseled and focused, showing a pretty mineral note that is carried forth from start to finish. The wine is delicate and finessed with small berry nuances, dried blackberry, cherry and pencil shaving. This is an elegant and graceful red wine from Sicily" Robert Parker

      "A really complex and beautifully balanced frappato that has the dry freshness of the grape in a really polished form. I love the deep, cherry and strawberry character, the savory touch and the long, mineral finish." James Suckling

      "Deep red. Pungent floral aromas of red rose, quinine, cinnamon, red cherry and minerals. Then juicy and fresh, with real floral lift to the sour red cherry and dried berry flavors. Finishes long with zingy acidity. Another knockout Frappato from Arianna Occhipinti." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,85
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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    • "Il Frappato" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      “Il Frappato” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      The every year rare Il Frappato by Arianna Occhipinti is spicy and elegant in fragrance, rich in red berries, with fresh spices and flowers. On the palate lively, beautifully relaxed, vibrating tannin. A graceful and extraordinary red. SUPERIORE.DE

      "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." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,15 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 55 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,69
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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    • "Siccagno" Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGT 2015 (BIO)

      “Siccagno” Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane IGT 2015 (BIO)

      Muscular Nero d'Avola, deep dark red, rich in extracts and powerful with the aromas of dried fruits, raspberries and black currants. A Sicilian who enchants us with great personality and beguiling finesse for a long time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby. Perfumed floral and mineral aromas on the nose and in the mouth complement red/black fruit flavors. Lovely and juicy, offering noteworthy freshness and length but always less multi-faceted than the Frappato from Occhipinti." Vinous

      "Slightly funky (from reduction) at first, but with aeration, great blue-fruit and watermelon aromas emerge. Quite high acidity for this grape and rather grainy tannins, too, but they give it a totally distinctive personality and the long, clean finish begs for seafood." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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    • "Siccagno" Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 (BIO)

      “Siccagno” Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Muscular Nero d'Avola, deep dark red, rich in extracts and powerful with the aromas of dried fruits, raspberries and black currants. A Sicilian who enchants us with great personality and beguiling finesse for a long time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby, very clear. Opened with distinctly earthy notes of beetroot, some plum and cherry. Very juicy on the palate, dancing lightly over the tongue, juicy and finely meshed tannin." Falstaff

      "Deep red. Juicy aromas and flavors of red berries, medicinal herbs, licorice and earth tones. Long and lively on the juicy, vibrant back end." Vinous

      "Spotlighting Sicily's most important red grape, the 2016 Nero d'Avola Siccagno offers a beautiful balsam note that transcends all that dark fruit at the core. I came back to this bottle a few hours after I had opened it, and my positive impressions were strongly reinforced. That pretty balsamic character is in line with young Nero d'Avola. Perhaps in less-refined expressions of the grape it comes off clumsily and unbalanced. Instead, this wine has harnessed the most elegant side of the grape with rosemary essence and caper flower." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 47 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      27,90 €
    • "Contrada FL Fossa di Lupo" Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Contrada FL Fossa di Lupo” Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      This Frappato comes from the single vineyard Fossa di Lupo from which also the fruit of the Grotte Alte comes. This is a historical site (contrada) which Arianna Occhipinti has managed since 2004. The topsoil is sandy with mineral deposits that colour it partly red, partly brown. After 40 centimeters, you come across pure limestone. The Frappato stands there in Albarello Education. – typical of Vittoria. The vineyard is situated at the Monti Iblei, the Hybläischen mountains in the southeast of Sicily. Around 2,600 bottles were produced.

      "Transparent medium cherry red. What a wonderful, typical and yet undreamt-of intense frappato opening! The young wine still appears slightly yeasty at the beginning. In addition, there are many violet flowers such as violets and irises, but also roses, which lie like a fine perfume over the glass. Finally there are nutty notes and black cherries as well as wild berries and a little tobacco. All this is absolutely transparent and clear, fine and fresh, yet complex and powerful. On the second day, the FL takes itself more back, but the elegance and the subliminal power can also be guessed at then. Red wines outside Burgundy are rarely so fine and transparent. Balanced between a slightly acidic red fruit and a fine spicy perfume on the one hand, and a dry but ripe, precise tannin and fresh, lively acidity on the other, the Frappato appears floating and light, yet is tied to the soil and the calcareous soil from which it originates. This lime provides vitality and a strength that you only notice in the second moment. Then it becomes clear that the FL surprises with a wonderful depth and complexity, which stands out like a second face behind the juvenile light-hearted character and confidently dares to move forward in the future. This Sicilian belongs on the big stage." Christoph Raffelt (original corked.de)

      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Cement tank/stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2029
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Contrada BB Bombolieri" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Contrada BB Bombolieri” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      This frappato comes from the single vineyard Bombolieri, which is not far from the Serra San Bartolo. The topsoil is sandy and clayey and about 25 centimetres deep. Then you find bare limestone. The stone, as well as the surface, alternates between walnut brown and white. Around 2,600 bottles were produced.

      "Transparent dark cherry red. Of the three Contradas, the BB has the strongest fragrance. There is only a light, violet floral scent here, and a restrained yeast tone is added. The Frappato is reminiscent of sour cherries and also of cherry stones, autumn leaves and some dark tobacco. Here the fragrance already hints at a quite firm tannin. At the same time the Frappato remains fragrant and ethereal. On the palate, the BB shows the wonderful balance of lightness and powerful juiciness, strength and a masculine tannin. The wine is clearly the tightest and darkest of the three single vineyard Frappato. But like the Frappato of the Arianna Occhipinti, it flows crystal clear over the palate. All the quiet power and the earthy-dark aromas form the backbone behind the cool, fresh, transparent and sour cherry style. The wine shines in dark beauty." Christoph Raffelt (original corked.de)

      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Cement tank/stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Contrada PT Pettineo Vino" Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Contrada PT Pettineo Vino” Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      This Frappato comes from the historical single location Pettineo which lies beyond the Serra San Bartolo. The topsoil is sandy with a depth of 50 to 60 centimetres. Then you find limestone. Originally the now 60 year old Frappato stood there in Albarello education, then the previous owner raised them in wire frames, where they grew very tall. Around 2,600 bottles were produced.

      "Transparent dark cherry red. In contrast to the other two Cotradas, the PT is currently the most fruity. Sweet cherries, sour cherries and plums are accompanied by sweet yeast dough and light tobacco. Nevertheless, the wine is by no means sweet or overripe, but consistently fine and elegant. Also the etheric, which one also finds in the other two Contradas, is present here. The Vino di Contrada PT is highly present from the very first moment. There is a lot of juiciness in the game and also a pleasant pressure on the palate. Like the other two Frappatos, the PT is extremely elegant and transparent, almost cool and crystal clear like a white wine, but then again equipped with a silky and distinctive tannin. When Sicilian wines are spoken of almost Burgundian elegance, we are actually always talking about Nerello Mascalese at Etna. If you have this frappato in the glass, Sicilian elegance can be redefined with pleasure. Here it meets a sour cherry fruitiness and the already mentioned impressive clarity and precision." Christoph Raffelt (original corked.de)

      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Cement tank/stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2029
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      47,50 €
    • "Grotte Alte" Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2013

      “Grotte Alte” Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2013

      Poet and typical Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Frappato and Nero d'Avola. Deep dark purple red, fine bouquet of berries and herbs, blown around by a hint of coffee, on the palate full of fruit and with depth, soft and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This unique Sicilian red has a very complex, maturing nose with a whole garden’s worth of dried herbs, plus dried cherries, candied oranges and wet earth. At once rich and deep, dry and clean, this has great energy and vitality for five years of age and the finish doesn’t want to stop." James Suckling

      "Bright dark red. Red cherry, sweet pipe tobacco and perfumed herbs on the enticing nose. Velvety, round and graceful in the mouth, with a very refined quality to the red cherry, candied violet and herbal flavors. A very pretty wine from seamless start to seamless finish. Arguably Occhipinti’s best red ever at a similar stage of development." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Frappato, 50% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 48 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,97 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 39 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Grotte Alte" Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2014

      “Grotte Alte” Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2014

      Poet and typical Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Frappato and Nero d'Avola. Deep dark purple red, fine bouquet of berries and herbs, blown around by a hint of coffee, on the palate full of fruit and with depth, soft and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Glowing, brightening ruby garnet. Very intense, appealing nose, smells of ripe blackberries and plums, also raspberry, in addition some flintstone. Salty and juicy on the palate, shows a lot of crunchy fruit, fine-meshed tannin, great drinking flow." Falstaff

      "Bright dark red. Spicy and floral nuances complicate the lemon, red cherry and red berry aromas and flavors. Tar and licorice add complexity, as does a floral note on the long, juicy earthy finish." Vinous

      "Made with Nero d’Avola and Frappato in equal parts, this is a mature, alluring and sultry wine. The 2014 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Grotte Alte is released now after having acquired extended bottle aging since the harvest four years ago. Like the monovarietal Nero d'Avola also reviewed here, this wine offers an evident balsamic character with medicinal herb, licorice and cola. I am delighted by the integrity of the bouquet in a wine that had evidently embraced its evolutionary trajectory with gusto." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:91+ points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Frappato, 50% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 48 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 43 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Contrada BB Bombolieri" Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Contrada BB Bombolieri” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      This frappato comes from the single vineyard Bombolieri, which is not far from the Serra San Bartolo. The topsoil is sandy and clayey and about 25 centimetres deep. Then you find bare limestone. The stone, as well as the surface, alternates between walnut brown and white. Around 2,600 bottles were produced.

      "Transparent dark cherry red. Of the three Contradas, the BB has the strongest fragrance. There is only a light, violet floral scent here, and a restrained yeast tone is added. The Frappato is reminiscent of sour cherries and also of cherry stones, autumn leaves and some dark tobacco. Here the fragrance already hints at a quite firm tannin. At the same time the Frappato remains fragrant and ethereal. On the palate, the BB shows the wonderful balance of lightness and powerful juiciness, strength and a masculine tannin. The wine is clearly the tightest and darkest of the three single vineyard Frappato. But like the Frappato of the Arianna Occhipinti, it flows crystal clear over the palate. All the quiet power and the earthy-dark aromas form the backbone behind the cool, fresh, transparent and sour cherry style. The wine shines in dark beauty." Christoph Raffelt (original corked.de)

      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Cement tank/stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakers
    Occhipinti
    Sicily
    Occhipinti

    She left Sicily to study viticulture in Milan. The fact that Arianna Occhipinti subsequently returned to her homeland despite the prevailing economic problems there is probably a rarity. The winemaker and pioneer of biodynamic viticulture in Sicily, who was already very experienced at a young age, wants to revive the winegrowing tradition in the southeast of the island, like her uncle Giusto Occhipinti, owner of the Azienda Agricola COS. The landowner, who works with great passion in Vittoria but has also long been admired in London and New York, frowned upon foreign grape varieties. Instead, Arianna, who is supported on her farm by five employees, relies on Nero d'Avola and Frappato. At the age of 21, the young patriot started with a plot of land of one hectare and expanded the Azienda Agricola Occhipinti vineyard to 18 hectares. In the meantime, the rather untypical Sicilian red wines of the house belong to the best that the largest Mediterranean island has to offer. Consequently, in the year 2013 the magazine „The gourmet“ the efficient winemaker, who sends about two thirds of her assortment abroad, was named as the "Newcomer of the year" honored.

    Arianna Occhipinti prefers a natural vine cultivation, selects the grapes very strictly and uses only the best fruits of the vineyards planted with about 6,000 vines per hectare. As a great follower of the Frappato, she - unlike most Sicilian winegrowers - refrains from artificial irrigation. It also bans chemicals of all kinds from the 280-metre-high vineyards. On the soils of the Sub-Apennine, consisting of red sand, lime and clay, the conditions are favourable. At night, the vineyards in the Cerasuolo area cool off relatively strongly, and the wind blows constantly from the sea.

    The formerly tiny cellar of the Azienda Agricola Occhipinti has now been replaced by a new, very large cellar equipped with the latest technology. The grapes are fermented with natural yeast. Slavonian oak is rarely used for the production of the plants. The red wines produced in the traditional style are fresh, dynamic and have a personal character. They never impose themselves, but want to be rediscovered. The SP 68 is considered in the variations white and red as an excellent and uncomplicated entry wine. With its elegance and finesse, the Siccagno is even reminiscent of a Burgundian style. The Frappato, vintage 2011, a fascinating cuvée from Nero d'Avola and Frappato, was discovered by the Gambero Rosso„Tre Bicchieri“ excellent. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Similar to her uncle ... Arianna Occhipinti also strives to bring the conditions of her homeland ... into the bottle as realistically as possible. It uses local grape varieties for this purpose, but above all methods of pressing that do without any technical bells and whistles and the arsenal of additives commonly used in cellar production." The gourmet

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2004
    • Owner: Arianna Occhipinti
    • Oenologist: Arianna Occhipinti
    • Annual production: approx. 120,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 18 hectares
    • Biologically certified cultivation