2019 Occhipinti Fossa di Lupo FL

Occhipinti |Sicily |Frappato
An austere yet graceful Frappato from Sicily that will age marvellously

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Arianna Occhipinti definitely has a thing for Frappato, considering her 'Vino di Contrada' project which produces three different iterations of the grape, all grown in different parts of a vineyard and each offering something unique. The Occhipinti Fossa di Lupo FL is the most austere of the trio, yet shows magnificent acidity and fruitiness, ageing and developing in bottle gracefully. Naturally, it pairs well with a huge range of Italian foods.

While there has been a tendency to blend Frappato with other Sicilian varieties, such as Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese, however increasing numbers of winemakers, such as Arianna Occhipinti, are now offering it as a single varietal wine and are showing the world what it can do.

Another historical contrada and backbone of my work since 2004. The soils are sandy with shades that go from red to chestnut brown and with a substantial presence of limestone rocks on the surface. After the rst 40 cm of sand, we arrive at a layer of solid, hard limestone. The vines were planted in albarello: the typical training system with planting distances traditional of the Vittoria area. This contrada faces the Hyblaean Mountains at northeast; from here the wines typically originate as fruity but also austere, presenting great acidity.

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