2021 Azienda Agricola Ariana Occhipinti il Frappato IGT Terre Siciliane 1.5L, Sicily, Italy
100% Frappato. From multiple certified-organic parcels with vines averaging 40 years old, planted on red-sandy, limestone soils and trained in alberello and guyot. The bunches are hand-harvested and destemmed with the berries left whole. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts in 20-hectoliter concrete tanks and with approximately 30 days of maceration and only gentle extraction. The wine is aged for 14 months in 25-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti and is bottled without fining or filtration. Sulfur use is minimal.