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2019 Occhipinti Bomboleri BB

Sicily, Italy

An acid-driven, minerally and dark-fruited Sicilian Frappato with superb texture

$142.00

About

About the Wine

Of the three 'Vino di Contrada' Frappato wines produced by Arianna Occhipinti, the Bombolieri BB shows the darkest fruit aromas and flavours, as well as cherry and raspberry. There is also abundant acidity, giving the wine a lovely freshness, and a silky texture and savouriness/earthiness that provide an extra dimension of enjoyment.

What is interesting about the 'Vino di Contrada' project of Arianna Occhipinti is that each of three Frappato wines (FL, PT and BB) come from the same vineyard and grape, yet present quite diverse aroma and flavour profiles, showing once again the importance of the vineyard in the creation of superb wine.

About Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti was drawn to wine at the tender age of just sixteen. It was in her uncle Giusto Occhipinti's cellar that she fell in love with the traditional way of making wine - he is one of the proprietors of legendary Sicilian producer Cos. Her quest to find balance and beauty in the native varieties of her homeland began shortly after.

Her first solo vintage was in 2004, where at the age of just 22 she made her first wine. Since then, she has developed a devout cult following for her pure, fresh, unfettered expressions of Sicilian varieties made from dry-grown, unfertilized vineyards that are farmed without chemicals.

Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti
Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti
Sicily, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Here we are situated on a point with high limestone content in the soil, facing the Serra San Bartolo. Here the lands can vary from colours of deep chestnut to white, but the surface’s layer of sand is decisively lower: only 25 cm. Just below this thin layer you will nd solid limestone. In a part of this contrada you will nd more clay-limestone soil, visibly different with more of a presence of white on its surface. It’s here, in the Vigna Strada that this wine is born, oral and straightforward, with highly persistent acidity.

Blend : Frappato (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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