Red

2012 Arianna Occhipinti Cerasuolo di Vittoria Grotte Alte

Red Blend

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • RyanJames wrote: 88 points

    February 8, 2020 - I just don't see it here, and for the price this is a pass. Clearly well made, and clean, but has a definitive old-school Sicilian approach that one can find in other producers for a lot less money. Soil, bright red fruits, decent acidity, balance and complexity, but falls a little short, relative to some of the offerings from, say, COS.

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  • Skaggs.1980 wrote: flawed

    December 15, 2019 - Korkskadad

  • Morrisson wrote: 90 points

    November 3, 2019 - J’ai adoré ce vin qui déborde de fruits rouges en bouche. Il est déjà très agréable à boire et même si je suis certain qu’il va évoluer de façon intéressante ( peut être en complexité) il est dans un très bel espace en ce moment. Un vin qui présente beaucoup de matière mais qui est facile a boire. Peut être un peu cher mais procure un beau plaisir.

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  • Finare Vinare wrote: 90 points

    February 9, 2019 - Solid deposit in the bottle. The aromas are deep and subdued rather than ethereal and expressive. Earthy and leathery - a distinctly oldschool italian expression. Fairly developed palate with nicely melted tannins, unremarkable alcohol, and limestone-driven acidic freshness. To be frank, we had expected sharper focus, more intensity and length, but the balance is there. Proper food companion. Now and over the next five.

  • JOsgood wrote:

    August 4, 2017 - Top notch stuff. Lots of structure to go with the juicy red fruits.

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  • By Richard Baudains
    Unknown Italian Icons, 8/29/2017 (link)

    (Occhipinti, Grotte Alte, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Classico, Sicily, Italy) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Walter Speller
    4/22/2016 (link)

    (Arianna Occhipinti, Grotte Alte Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arianna Occhipinti
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Grotte Alte
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
  • UPC Code 400001830949

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  • In Cellars 80 (66%)
  • Consumed 42 (34%)

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