Siccagno - Top wine from young and famous upcoming Sicilian producer Arianna Occhipinti. A beautiful organic Nero d’ Avola wine - fresh, elegant and red fruit flavoured.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, tasty meat dishes and medium aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
Ariana Occhipinti started her own winery only 15 years ago when she acquired a vineyard and a winery in the contrada Fossa di Lupo outside Vittoria in Southeastern Sicily. From the start she wanted to produce natural organic wines based on a firm belief in the land she was cultivating and the natural processes she was using. This involved accepting the diversity of soils, the slopes of the terrain, the altitude, and the originality of the vineyards. For her accepting means respecting. To respect the earth and its balance. Respect the vineyard with skillful gestures of a sensitive agriculture. To respect the fermentation through the use of local yeasts. Respect the wine as if it was a person. Respecting the nature in every gesture: from cultivation and pruning to the processing of the grapes. Everything must be in balance, which for her can be summarized as: from good grapes come good wines. Hence, all her wines are made from organically grown grapes, without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemical or synthetic fertilizers.
The vines for the Siccagno are around 35 years old, and grow in the Occhipinti vineyards located at an altitude of 280 m. outside of Vittoria in southern Sicily.
The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts only for 30 days with maceration on the skins. The wine was matured for 22 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and 2 months in bottle, unfiltered. A balanced and velvety wine that is loved from the first sip.
Colour: Dark ruby red.
Bouquet: Aromas of plum, blackberry, currant, tobacco, licorice and myrtle.
Taste: On the palate heat and elegance, to close in a slightly acidic and never aggressive finish.
Longevity 5-10 years.