Ambition never tasted so good.
Arianna Occhipiniti’s Cerasuolo di Vittoria Grotto Alte is a composition of Frappato and Nero d’Avola from 40-year-old vines. The fruit was macerated for 30 days and fermented with indigenous yeasts. This Mediterranean wine has a mineral and saline quality from the influence of limestone soils. An elegant and complicated bottle that Arianna refers to as the most, “ambitious of [her] wines. Elegant and proud.”
- Arianna Occhipinti worked in the wine industry since she was 16 years old, and her first vintage was released when she was just 22.
- The first lesson she learned about winemaking was to accept and respect the wine “as if it were a person.”
- The vines thrive in a fairly high altitude of 280 meters above sea level in a mixture of red sand, chalk and limestone.
- The vines thrive approximately 500 meters above sea level, and are planted on hillsides surrounded by a pine forest.