Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso 2020
We’ve worked with this wine for years now, and it’s always stood out for it’s juiciness, it’s streak of saline minerality and a hint of liquorice. Cherry, strawberry and violet perfume lead to it’s bright, fresh palate. Based in the south east of Sicily, this is where the variety Frappato originates and reaches its zenith. Its fragrance is given a little more oomph with the addition of 30% Nero d’Avola. SP68 refers to the country road that runs past the vineyard. It’s significant as an ancient route transporting wine to the towns and ports of the south east.
Arianna Occhipinti came to love wine early in life, mentored by her uncle Giusto Occhipinti of famed winery COS, just down the road from Arianna’s estate. Having started with just one hectare of abandoned vines, her rise to prominence has been meteoric, now organically farming 23 hectares. Her wine styles are that of elegance, perfume and nervy energy.