Grotte Alte - 2018 - 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
- 2023 to 2034
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. Manual harvest at the beginning of October. Natural vinification: a 30-day maceration with indigenous yeasts, and juices handled by gravity. Matured for 32 months in 25-hl oak barrels that have seen several wines. Bottled without fining or filtration, just a micro-dose of sulfites.
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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