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Arianna Occhipinti Grote Alte 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

In effect, a Cerasuolo Riserva Nero d’Avola and Frappato blend. Floral on the nose with an up front pine needle note, which is covered by red currant and berry fruits. Velvety in the mouth with nice power and good density without much weight. The fruit is quite dark, recalling black cherry and black raspberries with a very refined, elegant feel. With air this gains a nice layer of soil tones that creep from entry to cover the entire palate and adds complexity to an already building spice tone on the cherry pit finish. The tannins here are fine but firm, though totally covered by the rich fruit. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Arianna Occhipinti Grote Alte

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
07/01/2011

In effect, a Cerasuolo Riserva Nero d’Avola and Frappato blend. Floral on the nose with an up front pine needle note, which is covered by red currant and berry fruits. Velvety in the mouth with nice power and good density without much weight. The fruit is quite dark, recalling black cherry and black raspberries with a very refined, elegant feel. With air this gains a nice layer of soil tones that creep from entry to cover the entire palate and adds complexity to an already building spice tone on the cherry pit finish. The tannins here are fine but firm, though totally covered by the rich fruit. 92pts




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