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2019 Occhipinti ‘SP68’ Rosso

Sicily, Italy

A plump, juicy blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato from a totally original producer.

$45.00

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I think that the natural wine, besides being a good wine, is also a human wine.

Arianna Occhipinti, winemaker

About The Wine

Arianna Occhipinti was drawn to wine at the tender age of just sixteen.

It was in her uncle Giusto Occhipinti's cellar that she fell in love with the traditional way of making wine. Her quest to find balance and beauty in the native varieties of her homeland began shortly after.

Her first solo vintage was in 2004, where at the age of just 22 she made her first wine. Since then, she has developed a devout cult following for her pure, fresh, unfettered expressions of Sicilian varieties made from dry-grown, unfertilized vineyards that are farmed without chemicals.

The ‘SP68’ Rosso is a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato. Arianna believes that by forcing the vines to find their own natural balance she unlocks the natural minerality and freshness of the varieties which produces her unique red offering.

Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti
Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti
Sicily, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

SP68 is a road but it is also a young wine. Cool and pleasant, with a delicate taste that it brings the flavour of the sun and the freshness of this land.

CLASSIFICATION TERRE SICILIANE IGT
VARIETY FRAPPATO 70% NERO D’AVOLA 30%
ALTITUDE 280 METERS ABOVE THE SEA LEVEL
SOIL MEDIUM DENSITY. RED SANDS AND CHALK FROM SUB APENNINE LIMESTONE ROCKS
AGRICOLTURE ORGANIC, WITHOUT CHEMICAL INTERVENTION
TRAINING SYSTEM GUYOT E CORDONE SPERONATO
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES 15 YEARS
PLANT DENSITY 6.000 PLANTS PER HECTAR
HARVEST PERIOD LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, FIRST TEN DAYS OF OCTOBER
FERMENTATION INDIGENOUS YEASTS ONLY, 15 DAYS OF MACERATION ON THE SKINS
AGEING 6 MONTHS IN CONCRETE VATS, 1 MONTH IN BOTTLE, UNFILTERED

Blend : Frappato (70%), Nero d'Avola (30%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Arianna sorting fruit
Arianna sorting fruit
Sicily, Italy
Delivery

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