Arianna Occhipinti PT 2016


“The 2016 Frappato Vino di Contrada PT (with fruit from the Contrada Pettineo) is one tone lower in color intensity compared to the BB. This wine is similar to the FL in terms of accessibility and the very silky and delicate nature of its fruit. Arianna Occhipinti has achieved a beautiful thing for our collective understanding of the Frappato grape by fermenting these contrada-specific wines. Pettineo has sandy soils, and the alberello vines (later converted to trellis) are 60 years old. She’s definitely onto something, because you do get a better grasp of the grape’s range. This expression shows bright freshness, forest berry, wild rose and a touch of sweet almond. Some 2,700 bottles were produced. Drink: 2019-2025. 93 points

Arianna Occhipinti is showing three new contrada-specific wines this year, the Vino di Contrada FL, PT and BB. All three highlight the beautiful Frappato grape from the Vittoria area of southern Sicily.”

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (10/19)

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