SP68 Rosso Arianna Occhipinti, Biodynamic red wine, blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, light, fruity, 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 red SP68, a blend of Nero and Frappato is full of wild cherries, plum and mulberry with just a touch of raspberry lift. There are hints of flowers, leather, smoke, spice and herbs with wafts of liquorice, quite a lot you can pick out of this wine. But overall, it is the freshness that defines it, you could serve slightly chilled, it would go very well but there is enough darkness and savoury complexity to do a good ‘Arrostito’ as well.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Frappato, Nero d'Avola
|Medium density, red sands and chalk from sub apennine limestone rocks
|6 months in concrete vats, 1 month in bottle
|Below 50 mg/l
|Lovely in youth but would develop nicely over 5 years
|Charcuterie, Oily Fish