Some producers define a region, and others transcend it. Young Arianna Occhipinti worked alongside her uncle, Giusto Occhipinti of COS, who put Vittoria on the world map. In 2004, she produced her first wine with just one hectare. Every day since then, it's been more or less a battle for allocations. Arianna's wines have a velvety texture and concentration, illustrating how intensity shouldn't be mutually exclusive with elegance.

"SP68" is 70% Frappato and 30% Nero d'Avola. It's fermented and aged entirely in concrete, which preserves the notes of fresh red-blue fruit and mineral streak that's signature to Vittoria—2021 is the best vintage to date! And Il Frappato is comprised of 100% Frappato from various hillsides, as well as in parcels surrounding the estate. The Frappato is the first Sicilian wine I would pour for Pinot Noir lovers.

Arianna studied enology in Milan and was disheartened to find that industrial winemaking took precedence over the natural vineyard. When she returned to Vittoria, she slowly began cultivating her land, growing vines, and more. The one hectare she started with has grown into 28, with organic farming strictly followed.

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