SP 68 Rosso – An organic wine from young and famous upcoming Sicilian producer Arianna Occhipinti. Cool and pleasant, with a delicate taste that brings the flavour of the sun and the freshness of this land.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Frappato 70% and Nero d'Avola 30%|
|Maturation||6 months in concrete vats, 1 month in bottle, unfiltered|
|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 Frappato and Nero d’Avola vines for the SP 68 Rosso are around 15 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 for 15 days with maceration on the skins. The wine was matured for 6 months in steel tanks and 1 month in bottle, unfiltered.
Colour: Dark ruby.
Bouquet: The nose releases intriguing Mediterranean notes of red fruits, thyme and dark spices.
Taste: On the palate it immediately reveals its freshness that contributes to making it engaging and very enjoyable to drink. A perfectly balanced wine that closes in the final with a good fruity memory.
Longevity 5-10 years.