One of the fastest rising stars in the natural wine world, Arianna Occhipinti’s wines went from being virtually unknown and widely available to voraciously sought-after and painfully allocated over the course of just a few years. And they deserve the recognition–they are comfortably in the upper echelon of natural wines being made anywhere today. In my book, Arianna’s wines are tops in all of Sicily.
Bursting with red berry fruit laden with spicy undertones of wild herbs, white pepper, and a bit of citrus, this Frappato rivals your favorite Cru Beaujolais in terms of silkiness and drinkability. It is unmistakably Sicilan, though, with its rustic edge, smooth tannins, and Mediterranean flair. It is pure joy to drink, and it will seriously elevate your next pizza night!