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Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso 2020

Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

2020
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Halfway along the "strada provinciale", a local road, the SP 68 running between Vittoria and Pedalino,...

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£18.25

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso 2020

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i13.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2020

Review

Halfway along the "strada provinciale", a local road, the SP 68 running between Vittoria and Pedalino, we come across the winery of Arianna Occhipinti, a Sicilian oenologist whose wines champion, in a most resolute and natural way, the identity of this particular spot.

Arianna Occhipinti's lands are cultivated by hand and are rich in elements that help the optimum development of her young vineyards, which do not grow very high in order to benefit from the heat given off by the ground. The varieties found there are Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Albanello and Zibibbo.

After the harvest, also carried out manually, the grapes undergo a meticulous selection before a simple and natural vinification. The grapes ferment by means of native yeasts, and subsequent production procedures result in low intervention by keeping to simple and traditional processes. All this gives rise to healthy, honest and authentic wines.

SP68 is a versatile young wine, perfect for any season of the year, and ideal on countless occasions and for numerous pairings, from a barbecue with friends to an impromptu dinner. A light and delicate wine which flows on the palate without any discernible difficulty... but with a character and personality which make it irresistible.

SP68 is the firm's entry wine and made from the Frappato (70%) and Nero d'Avola (30%) varieties. Appearing a ruby-red colour, it's a pleasant and fresh wine that exudes aromas of ripe red fruits, strawberry, cherry, carob, liquorice, tobacco, leather... It's flavoursome on the palate: red and black-coloured berries, herbs, spices... A juicy and vibrant composition, which is in perfect balance with some subtle tannins, fine acidity and minerality.

Food pairing

Panzerotti / Filetto di tonno in crosta / Rollè di pollo / Carne di manzo alla brace

Production

ORGANIC

    Recommendations

    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

    Tasting notes

    • ViewRosso rubino
    • Bouquet:Lampone / Fragola / Liquirizia / Pepe nero
    • Mouth:Fruttato / Fresco / Tannino fine / Equilibrato

    Customer reviews

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    by: Mark Temple (15/02/2019) - Vintage 2017

    Delicious wine for all seasons

    I love Arianna Occhipinti's wines in general, but this one hits the QPR buttons. JSadly the wonderful Frappato - unquestionably the best frappato in the world - is now a bit expensive :-( While being a perfect summer red, juicy and delicious, it does go with a dizzying variety of foods. This vintage possibly seems a little more "serious" than earlier ones I've had - though of course "seriousness" is most definitely not the point of this joyful wine!

    by: Tim (27 Aug) - Vintage 2020

    Sp68 Rosso

    Just love this kick arse ladies wines! This is fruity but with enough complexity to keep things interesting. Violets, cherries and a great smoky earthiness make this a perfect wine for enjoying with food or just enjoying.

    by: Martin White (20 Apr) - Vintage 2019

    Wonderful Sicilian red

    My go-to for all Italian food. Arianna Occhipinti produces my favourite Frappato, but that's pricey stuff and this more robust blend serves as a more affordable alternative for everyday drinking.

    by: Antonio (30/12/2019) - Vintage 2018

    Cherry and spice.

    Medium/light bodied with prominent cherry flavour and spiciness to the wine. Ideal at Christmas with rich cake or mince pies and pleasant to drink on its own.

    by: Kevin (31/08/2019) - Vintage 2018

    Excellent wine!

    This is a delicious wine in both white or red. The white is amazing with fish and the red is delicious with meat. Service is fantastic too from Vinissimus!

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    Arianna Occhipinti

    Arianna Occhipinti is a young, determined and charismatic Sicilian who, starting with her degree in oenology, decided to dedicate herself to what she loves most: her land, her vineyards, her wine. The land extends in the heart of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria area, in the Monte Iblei scenario, in the Fossa di Lupo and Piraino districts. They are very ancient lands, where the frappato di Vittoria and the Nero d'Avola originated.  Arianna's biggest challenge...

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