The Frappato 2016 of the young and talented Arianna Occhipinti comes from the Province of Ragusa, in the splendid scenery of the Iblei Mountains, where 18 hectares of vineyards and 12 hectares of olive groves and arable land are cultivated organically. The Frappato grapes come from vineyards located at 270 meters above sea level on medium consistency soils composed of sub-Apennine limestone sands. The vineyard has an extension of 4.00 Ha and is cultivated with Guyot with a yield of 40 q / ha. The vinification involves the mechanical crushing with crusher-destemmer, maceration and fermentation with natural yeasts are carried out in 30 hl steel tanks (for 40 days daily pumping and punching are carried out). The aging on the fine lees lasts 14 months in Slavonian oak barrels, after which the wine rests for two months in the bottle. No clarification and filtration are provided.
A wine with excellent chances of evolution over time.
Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° -18 ° C with baked chicken with marjoram and rosemary.
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"I live in Vittoria and I love what I do, the wine, the vineyard, the stone walls, the dry grass and my drought land. The sun that rises, early in the morning, from the Monti Iblei, those mountains I see from Fossa di Lupo, my district, while the sky blushes in layers and the warm light spreads among the rows of vines. This is what I live and that wine allows me to live in. And this is what I would like to do forever. grapes of this land, Frappato and Nero d'Avola, I find myself in their expression, in their being harmonious and unequal, I adore their strength to know how to bring in a past and a future at the same time. to understand the needs of the earth, poor and dry, without upsetting it in its becoming or changing its appearance, trying to gather what it can offer and which we believe is in reality a unique balance.