Grotte Alte - 2016 - Arianna Occhipinti
Arianna at the height of her craft... Power, personality, and rich aromas: raisins, cherry... A full palate, with richness and length. Perhaps the greatest wine ever produced in Sicily... Unbelievable length.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2032
A cuvée of 50% Frappato and 50% Nero d'Avola. The parcel is located in Vittoria next to limestone ridges for which the cuvée is named. From 40-year-old vines planted at an altitude of 280 metres on a soil of limestone sand. Arianna’s respectful approach to vinification yields wines focused on freshness. Natural vinification: a 30-day maceration with indigenous yeasts, and juices handled by gravity. Matured 32 months in 25-hl Slovenian oak barrels, neither filtered nor fined.
Arianna Occhipinti organically cultivates 10 ha of vines and 15 ha of olive trees in the south of Sicily, near Vittoria. A dynamic young woman, cheerful and passionate, she’s a pure child of Sicily. Her organic vineyard is planted with Albanello and Zibibbo for the whites, Nero d’Avola and Frappato for the reds. These local grape varieties are planted on parcels oriented to the north and at...All wines
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