Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso
REGION Sicily, Italy
GRAPE Frappato, Nero d'Avola
Cherry - Mineral - Bright
This wine is serious and fun, it's a vivid ruby and slightly hazy. Cherry, strawberry and violet perfume leads to a bright, fresh palate. Cherry, strawberry and cranberry saline minerality with a touch of liquorice.
There’s little tannin but outstanding balance and texture, thanks to fresh acidity and relatively light alcohol.
Arianna Occhipinti owns 23.5 hectares of vineyards in the southeast of Sicily, near Vittoria. Here is a beautiful land of limestone and sandy soils at around 300 metres in altitude. It’s in complete contrast to Mount Etna further north.
Occhipinti concentrates on growing indigenous grape varieties; viticulture is biodynamic. In the winery, there is a complementary non-interventionist winemaking approach. It includes wild yeasts, spontaneous fermentation without temperature control in gravity-fed concrete tanks, no fining, no filtering and minimal sulphur. The results are exuberant, pure wines with a real sense of place.
Try this with goats cheese like Blackmount or Dorstone