Arianna Occhipinti, Vittoria – Sicily

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Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti is a small winery located in the countryside of Vittoria, spread on a 32 hectares of land, 25 of which are vineyards, planted exclusively with native Sicilian grapes variety: Frappato, Nero d’Avola, Moscato di Alessandria (Zibibbo), Albanello. The annual wine production is about 130,000 bottles. The company is certified organic. The wine production is entirely managed by Arianna and in the vineyards she perform 3/4 treatments per year, using only copper and sulfur for the prevention of oidium and downy mildew. She also use the “sovescio” technique (green manure), and leaves the wild Mediterranean vegetation, with the aim to preserve the biodiversity and have a natural oxygenation of the soil. Grafting is carried out directly in the field, collecting the slips from a mass selection and applied it on older vines, selecting the most interesting plants, but keeping the ancient biotypes. The harvest takes place between the end of September and the first two weeks of October.

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The dynamic Arianna Occhipinti

 

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Fabrizio with Arianna, tasting new vintages in the newly refurbished Palmento!!!
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The “Palmento” wine tanks & pressing machine
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Where the magic happens!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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