2018 Occhipinti, SP68, Rosso Terre Siciliane
ORIGIN: Sicily, Italy
GRAPE: Frappato 70%, Nero d'Avola 30%
Special notes: Organic & Biodynamic, manually harvested.
Arianna Occhipinti was 22 years old when she finished her wine studies in Milan and returned to Sicily to revolutionise the wine scene with her wines, which are created out of a respect for the land and the vineyard. She has winegrowing in her blood, she is the niece of Guiusto Occhipinti, winemaker and director of L'Azienda COS, and works all of her vineyards according to the principles of biodynamic staking a non-interventionist approach in the winery in order to allow the wine to find its own path.
Cleverly named after the road that passes the winery, Strada Provinciale 68. Grapes come from plots 280 metres above sea level, composed of red sand and limestone soils. The must macerates for 15 days with the skins, and ferments with its native yeasts. The wine remains for 6 months in cement tanks and one month in the bottle, without filtering.
Fruit aromas of purple plums, strawberries and cherries stand out. A wine with personality that reflects its Mediterranean character in the mouth and that flows light and fresh across the palate.
Food Recommendation: Venison, Sakura Pork, Aged Duck Rice Cake, Mottainai Lamb Knuckle *Chef's Choice