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

    Occhipinti | Sicily
    Az. Agr. Arianna Occhipinti | Via dei Mille 55 | IT 97019 Vittoria

    "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 there is in Albarello education - typical for 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)

    "Dried strawberries, tar, rose petals, red licorice, cedar and redcurrants make for a very fresh and beguiling red. Medium-bodied with lovely density on the center palate and wonderful verve and definition." James Suckling

    "The 2016 Frappato Vino di Contrada FL (from the Contrada Fossa di Lupo) shows a slightly richer fiber and looser texture than the other two contrada-specific wines that are now part of Arianna Occhipinti's portfolio. The Contrada Fossa di Lupo provides much of the fruit used across the Occhipinti line. It has sandy limestone veins of red and dark brown clay. The wine brings out red fruit flavors with some plum and blackberry mixed in there as well. There are faint tones of exotic spice that appear only after the Frappato has had time to unpack in the glass. This wine is perhaps the most immediately open of the three. Only 2,700 bottles were made." Robert Parker

    47,50 €

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    Product Details
    • 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 Acidity: 5,90 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
    • ph-Value: 3,52
    • Closure: Natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2029
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    • Elegant / mineral
    • Fruity / berry / juicy
    Fits to:
    • White Poultry
    • Young Cheese
    • Hearty late Afternoon Snack
    • Risotto
    stored air-conditioned
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