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Tami' Frappato IGT Sicilia '16


Tami' Frappato IGT Sicilia '16

After building her reputation through her flagship winery, Occhipinti, winemaker Arianna Occhipinti's set off with a new goal in mind with Tami'. Since Occhipinti's wines are not easily accessible on a daily basis, it inspired her and some friends to create everyday drinking wines, made from local varieties and full of Sicily's terroir, landing high on the drinkability scale. The name " Tami' " is named for its communal nature of the project: it's derived from "tra amici", meaning "among friends".

Tami's first home was actually in a local retail shop, owned by Arianna and friends. With Arianna's desire to open a wine shop, she made sure the store also carries books, gadgets, and various knick knacks. Just like Perman Wine Selections, we always aim for a variety of prices, and to include much more than just wine.

One of the founding friends had a nearby vineyard with which to further the mission of providing inexpensive, delicious, naturally made wines. Though the wines are not made in the Occhipinti cellar, she does oversee the winemaking, which is carried out with only indigenous yeasts, short macerations and aging only in stainless steel. They also converted the vineyards to organic farming methods when the first vintage in 2009 debuted.

Working exclusively with native varietals of Sicily, and more specifically those found in the town of Vittoria, takes us to the aromatic and charming Frappato. The vines are grown in a flat, sandy site in the contrada of Bastonaca in the DOC of Vittoria.

Once destemmed and crushed, the wine is fermented with natural yeasts in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tank and then aged for 6 months in tank.

Absolutely pure and fresh. Perfect for the Gamay fan and any seeker of a lively and vibrant red. Bright cherry and raspberry, accompanied by Frappato's signature floral quality and an edgy, spiced finish.




Producer Arianna Occhipinti
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Frappato


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

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Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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