EFW! - Arianna Occhipiniti is one of the stars of Sicily, her philosophy of the way she makes wine is a hands-off approach where she invokes the spirit of what the wines want to be rather than how she wants them. She’s is one of the most talented young wine makers in Italy and her wines are without fail some of the best in Sicily and some of our favorites as well. The Il Frappato has never been anything short of wonderful and is a take on the elegance of rusticity and the ultimate balance between refinement and peasantry. Powerful yet delicate from 40-year-old Frappato di Vittoria vines tended to completely organically. This wine expresses the soils and the climate as true to form as anything we have ever tasted and such expression is an integral part of the Occhipinti style. This is a perpetually praised wine in every vintage and for 2017 one can expect the same level of poeticism, mastery, and delectability of the previous high scoring vintages. One of the most outstanding and lovable wines in Sicily, do not miss this.