Arianna Occhipinti Frappato Sicilia IGT Il Frappato 2009
100% Frappato from Arianna Occhipinti's biodynamic estate in the southeastern corner of Sicily near Monti Iblei. Cooling sea breezes at high elevation help to create an elegant and fragrant wine with ripeness and a firm acid structure. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Editorial Reviews for Arianna Occhipinti Frappato Sicilia IGT Il Frappato
Root beer on the nose with a complex nose of candied astringent red fruits, a bit of greenish watermelon rind, medicinal herbs, earth and a hint of lemon. Bright and balsamic on entry with refreshing acidity accenting the core of strawberry fruit. The fruit here is soft and gentle, astringent with the tannins helping to tense things up towards the back half. The finish is moderately long with nice raspberry fruit and a nice underlying firmness. The fruit remains very fresh and really has excellent persistence gaining mineral and earth tones with air. This quickly grows on me. 91pts
External Reviews for Arianna Occhipinti Frappato Sicilia IGT Il Frappato
If you've never tried a Frappato, you're missing out. Frappato is a local Sicilian red grape variety that always seems to yield wines that are redolent of fresh raspberries. This bottle offers more than just fresh character, however: it shows elegant structure and potent fruit.