Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 Occhipinti Contrada Pettineo sicily, italy
$120

These tasting notes come from Arianna Occhipinti, the grower and maker..:
This historic contrada, a term used to refer a small district of the countryside, is located beyond Serra San Bartolo ridge; historically it has always produced very elegant wines thanks to a deep layer of marine sand (50-60 cm), with little presence of limestone rocks on the surface. Our Chiusa di Pettineo vines are nearly 60 years olds. Originally planted in a head trained or albarello system from which the previous owner then transformed into a trellised system, now with the vines climbing between the trellises into monumental heights. The wines of the Pettineo are usually fruit-driven with a more silky tannin yet possessing quite lively acidity.

Origin sicily, italy
Year 2016
Varietal frappato
Style elegant & complex