Arianna Occhipinti is serious about her wine. This young Sicilian woman is a pioneer in Italy’s wine world. Her meticulous winemaking and biodynamic farming practices have been the object of so many a wine geek’s affection that supplies of her estate wines are seemingly always limited. Her latest project Tami is a joint project between Arianna Occhipinti, and a handful of friends and neighbors, including her boyfriend, the owner of Tami wine bar in Siracusa.
These well-priced and balanced wines are made from purchased fruit and fermented using indigenous yeasts. The project is supervised by Arianna. The 2011 vintage represents a great value. This line of wines is as well made and pure as ever displaying the character of her local soils in three unique wines: Grillo, a crisp, round and mineral driven white wine. And Nero d’Avola, a lovable, fresh and smoky little wine that would match any great Sicilian barbeque. You are gonna want to stock up on these.
Yes, we will have the lovely music of Frank Ferris tomorrow night at the shop! We will be pouring the Tami wines along with a lovely sweet Italian red from Casteggio as well as a beer this Friday from 5-7pm