SP68 Bianco Arianna Occhipinti 2022

SP68 Bianco Occhipinti
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SP68 Bianco Arianna Occhipinti, Biodynamic white wine, blend of Muscat and Albanella, light, exotically fruity and elegant. This wine is named after the main road that passes near to Arianna’s home town of Vittoria, it lies in the far south of Sicily just to the west of Ragusa. It is here that she has been making wine for the past ten years under the tutelage of her uncle, Giusto Occhipinti who owns and runs the famous COS estate. The nose offers notes of white flowers, pink grapefruit, lychee, fresh oregano, and spice. It’s a deeply aromatic wine that is surprisingly light on the palate. There’s some maceration on the skins with SP68 Bianco Arianna Occhipinti.  You’ll get a bit of tannin on the finish along with an intriguing white olive note. Great with all manner of seafood dishes but try with some Octopus salad, superb!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Arianna Occhipinti
Country Italy
Region Sicily, Italy
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grapes Albanello, Moscato of Alessandria
Terroir Medium density, red sands and chalk from sub apennine limestone rocks
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation 6 months in concrete vats, 1 month in bottle
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Lovely in youth but would develop nicely over 3-5 years
Food Matching Light Dishes and Salads, Oily Fish

Arianna Occhipinti is the niece of COS winemaker Guisto Occhipinti, so has winemaking in her blood.

Her estate lies near to Vittoria, just off the SP68 road which lends its name to some of her wines. Guided by her uncle, she's been making wine here for well over ten years now. All the vineyards are worked using biodynamic principals and she takes a non-interventionalist approach in the cellar, allowing the wine to find its own space. Only natural yeasts are used, no temperature control, no fining or filtration and minimal SO2 at bottling. Many would say Arianna is now rivalling her Uncle for quality and certainly her wines are excellent. She works with Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Zibbibo, as well as some other local varieties.



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  1. Ian


    First tried this wine by recommendation and love it!

  2. Karen Houghton Slater


    Complex grapefruit, spice, tropical fruits, some tannins and wow so much more going on. I love this

  3. Jj


    Good wine, the smell of tropical fruits is excellent and taste fresh and nice.

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  • Low Sulphur
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