Arianna Occhipinti is a young winemaker from Vittoria, in the south-eastern tip of Sicily. In a region often associated with Marsala and with producing bulk quantities of full- fleshed, plummy and ripe reds made for export and blending, Arianna Occhipinti’s wines are non-conformist and highly atypical for the region. In 2004 she bought a hectare of land and implanted her first vineyard.
Today the farm is larger, with 15 hectares of olive groves and vineyards of 5, where varieties typical of the area are cultivated: frappato, nero d’Avola, cerasuolo di Vittoria and zibibbo. e naturalness of the production is central in Arianna’s philosophy : no fertilization, a tillage in early summer, two treatments with sulfur, fermentation, maceration and aging with natural yeasts grapes, no filtration. Her Natural and Biodynamic wines respect, in part, her character: mysterious, earthy and intriguing.
The wines are perfumed and spicy, with a bit of a wild streak that mirrors the rebellious energy that bubbles beneath her reserved and somewhat wary exterior.