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Occhipinti Vino di Contrada BB Bombolieri 2020

Other Red Wines from Sicily, Italy
WA 94
DE 92
12.5% ABV
Item # 345746

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94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2020 Frappato Vino di Contrada BB shows a slightly more saturated hue with dark fruit flavors of black cherry and fresh plum. I like the impeccable balance of the BB (from the Contrada Bombolieri with sandy soils and stones), which is more accessible and primary next to the Contrada PT and without the earthy overtones you get in the Contrada FL. Drink: 2023-2030. (Jun 2023)"

92 points James Button (Decanter): "BB is Arianna Occhipinti's expression of Frappato from the Bombolieri vineyard, adjacent to the winery, featuring sand and a little bit of clay over limestone. It has some flinty reduction at this early phase in its life, hinting at milk chocolate, black cherry and earthy red fruit aromas. In the mouth it's grippy, broad and juicy, offering dark hedgerow berry flavours with a depth of warm soil, cardamom and peppery spice. The fullest of Arianna's three contrada Frappato. Drinking Window: 2023-2028. (5/12/23)"

A 100% Frappato cuvée, from a single parcel known as Bombolieri, farmed organically and planted facing the Serra San Bartolo, in the southeast of the island, on 25 cm of light colored sand over a solid layer of limestone. Arianna works her parcel here with tremendous precision. The winemaker’s vinification here is also as precise as ever, without any additives, maturation in Slovenian barrels that have seen several wines, and just a microdose of sulphur at bottling. Tasting notes: A nose of black cherry, blood orange, cranberry, and thyme... The palate is fluid and spicy, with delicate, elegant fruit flavors, and a mineral, salty finish.
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94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2020 Frappato Vino di Contrada BB shows a slightly more saturated hue with dark fruit flavors of black cherry and fresh plum. I like the impeccable balance of the BB (from the Contrada Bombolieri with sandy soils and stones), which is more accessible and primary next to the Contrada PT and without the earthy overtones you get in the Contrada FL. Drink: 2023-2030. (Jun 2023)"

92 points James Button (Decanter): "BB is Arianna Occhipinti's expression of Frappato from the Bombolieri vineyard, adjacent to the winery, featuring sand and a little bit of clay over limestone. It has some flinty reduction at this early phase in its life, hinting at milk chocolate, black cherry and earthy red fruit aromas. In the mouth it's grippy, broad and juicy, offering dark hedgerow berry flavours with a depth of warm soil, cardamom and peppery spice. The fullest of Arianna's three contrada Frappato. Drinking Window: 2023-2028. (5/12/23)"

A 100% Frappato cuvée, from a single parcel known as Bombolieri, farmed organically and planted facing the Serra San Bartolo, in the southeast of the island, on 25 cm of light colored sand over a solid layer of limestone. Arianna works her parcel here with tremendous precision. The winemaker’s vinification here is also as precise as ever, without any additives, maturation in Slovenian barrels that have seen several wines, and just a microdose of sulphur at bottling. Tasting notes: A nose of black cherry, blood orange, cranberry, and thyme... The palate is fluid and spicy, with delicate, elegant fruit flavors, and a mineral, salty finish.
Product SKU 345746
Producer Occhipinti
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Other Red Wines
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
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