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Occhipinti Frappato Vini di Contrada BB 2019


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Frappato

This home parcel is adjacent to the winery and the last of the three to be harvested. It consists of a few rows of 25-year-old, bush-trained (aka alberello) vines on a scant 25 centimeters of sandy white topsoil over pure limestone rock with almost no clay. The limestone holds water, slows down ripening and contributes a firm acidity and structure. Arianna finds it to be the most austere of the trio.

Expressive, with flavors of juicy cherries, raspberry jam, pink peppercorns, and rose petals. Delicate tannins and vibrant acidity lead to a silky, lingering finish.