2018 Occhipinti Siccagno

Sicily, Italy

Old-vine Nero from one of Italy's avant-garde biodynamic darlings.


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Categories: World of Wine

About The Wine

The Mediterranean climate of Sicily, and the sandy red-clay soils of Sicily combine harmoniously to create the ideal climate for growing Nero D’Avola. Combine that with the deft touch of one of the natural wine world’s biggest stars; Arianna Occhipinti and set the dial to 11.

Biodynamically grown off 40+ year old vines, this wine is rustic and modern all at once. Wild, untamed, with bright red berries, balanced out with earthen savoury tones. The unique Sicilian quality that seems so individual and unrepeatable in the new world.

Fine and pleasant tannin gives the wine structure, and a linear path across the palate from start to finish.

About Arianna Occhipinti

A journey that began in the early 2000’s presents Arianna Occhipinti to the world as one of the leading lights of the natural wine world.

Arianna sees her wines as an extension of herself, respecting the vineyard with sensitive agriculture, fermenting the grapes with the indigenous yeasts, respecting the whole of the process as if the wine was a person in itself. In her own words “Mine is not just an organic wine. It is a natural wine as I think about myself, that's how I am. It comes from my sensibility towards true things and from my gestures, my loving attentions.”

Esoteric in every sense almost to a fault, yet the excellence of her wines vintage upon vintage validates her earthmother approach.


Additional Info

From The Producer

35 year-old vines, planted in medium density red sand and chalky soil.

organically farmed, with around 6000 vines per hectare.

Naturally fermented and left on skins for 30 days, before being pressed into large format Slavonian oak for 22 months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Nero D'Avola (100%)
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


Deep red. Juicy aromas and flavors of red berries, medicinal herbs, licorice and earth tones. Long and lively on the juicy, vibrant back end. - Ian D'Agata (Vinous)


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