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Arianna Occhipinti is one of the hottest names in Italian wines. Her natural wines are highly sought after with the demand far outstrip- ping the tiny production. Great Roman wine lists like Casa Bleve, Settembrini & Enoteca Costantini are fervent supporters of her great wines.

The estate is about 15 km from the Mediterranean with the vineyards planted at 250 metres above sea level. The vineyard is planted to Frappato & Nero d’Avola and is run on bio-dynamic principles and all fruit is hand harvested.

The winemaking process is natural with fermentation occurring spontaneously, no temperature control, no fining, no filtration and only minimal sulphur additions at bottling.

The style of Occhipinti is fresh and pure with incredibly cool fruit. The wines are delicate yet full flavoured and glide across the palate.

I have shipped two wines, the 2009 SP68 a blend of equal parts of Frappato & Nero d’Avola which is in the same mould as a Foillard Morgon, just delicious fruit and juicy acidity and the 2008 Frappato which is all boysenberry and cream with a lick of juicy acidity. These are two of the most one most satisfying wines we import.

Region: Vittoria, Sicilia
Country: Italy
Web: www.agricolaocchipinti.it