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, so you’ll get a bit of tannin on the finish along with an intriguing olive-y note. Great with all manner of seafood dishes but try with some Octopus salad, superb!
|Production Method||Natural, Organic, Biodynamic|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Light bodied|
|Terroir||Medium density, red sands and chalk from sub apennine limestone rocks|
|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|