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Azienda Agricola Occhipinti


Arianna Occhipinti

REGION: Sicily

Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti is a Sicilian estate near Vittoria. Owner-winemaker Arianna Occhipinti is well-known as a key proponent of the natural wine movement. Her rise to prominence has been meteoric since the release of her first vintage in 2006, at the young age of herbicides and chemical or synthetic fertilizers. 

The winery was constructed in 2012 following the purchase of an old farmhouse with an extra seven hectares of vines. It has allowed Occhipinti to move from fermenting and aging the principal red wines in stainless steel and fiberglass to gravity-fed concrete tanks.24. 

The estate consists of twenty-two hectares (fifty-four acres) of vineyards that are planted with Nero d'Avola and Frappato, and 1.5 hectares (four acres) of Albanello and Zibbibo (Muscat of Alexandria). The vineyards are not all certified organic, however, all farming is conducted without pesticides and fungicides.

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Also called Trinacria due to its roughly triangular shape, the region of Sicily is the largest island within the Mediterranean. It lies south of the Italian Peninsula, is separated from the rest of mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina, and hosts the active volcano Mount Etna – which still casts black ash over the island from time to time. 

Much of inland Sicily comprises hilly terrain. The usual Mediterranean climate reigns over the region, with summers being dry and hot and winters relatively warm, mild, and wet (although snow can fall in some hilly areas). The coastal areas, most notably in the southwest part of the region, may have searing-hot summers. Saharan winds often visit the island in the summer – coupled with scarce rainfall, some areas can experience water crises. 

Featured Grape Varieties: 
Nero d’Avola 
Frappato di Vittoria 
Nerello Mascalese 
Nerello Cappucio 
Cabernet Sauvignon 

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