2018 Occhipinti SP68 Rosso
You could say Ariana Occhipinti is the poster girl for Sicily's new wave of natural wine. Occhipinti has worked in the wine industry since age 16, and has released red wine vintages under her own label starting at age 22. Currently, her vine holdings are 22 hectares of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, and a hectare and a half of white grapes (Albanello and Zibbibo [aka Muscat di Alessandria]). These are exemplary wines, naturally made, and showing finesse and interest.
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.
Where: Sicily, Italy
What: Nero d,Avola, Frappato