Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2018


“The 2018 Frappato is seductive and perfumed, as crushed stone gives way to violet pastille, sweet plums and hints of grilled citrus. It’s silky in texture, quite savory and vivid, with notes that are sometimes blackberries and at other times cranberries, tinged with saline-minerality and inner herbal notes. The 2018 is persistent, only lightly structured, and packed full of tension with a sweet and sour display of wild berries and lavender that lingers incredibly long. The Frappato ferments with indigenous yeast and spends 30 days macerating on the skins before being refined for 14 months in neutral 25-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels. I’d recommend another year of cellaring just to soften this expression a bit. Drinking window: 2022-2028. 92+ points”

Eric Guido, Vinous (06/21)

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