Arianna Occhipinti says that her love for wine was sparked when at the age of 16 she went with her uncle Giusto Occhipinti to Vinitaly, the large wine show in Verona. It prompted her to study oenology at university in Milan. There, she was distressed to find the emphasis on chemistry and laboratory work, at odds with the more natural winemaking she had learned from her uncle. This wasn’t what had prompted her to fall in love with wine. For her, it was about farming: the vines. A blend of 70% Frappato and 30% Nero d'Avola, this boasts enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, rose and ripe dark-skinned berry. The succulent palate doles out tart red cherry, blackberry, star anise and ground pepper framed in supple tannins and fresh acidity. A mineral note wraps up the finish.