This wine is a great example of Sicilian terroir. Very interesting and pleasant. Lots of muscat character and full of floral and sweetnes on the nose.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry White wine|
|Grapes||Moscato di Alessandria (Zibibbo) 60%, Albanello 40%|
|Pairs with||Serve it with such food as fresh pastas with tomatoes, fish, radicchio salads. Serve at 10-12 C.|
|Alcohol||12,0 % vol.|
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.
Arianna Occhipinti writes about this wine: SP68 Bianco - The name of a road, for a wine which is a journey. That of the farmers who already three thousand years ago left from the country with the amphorae, and then the casks, and inside the fruit of their labor, fatigue, joy, even the smell of the soil. The journey of the farmers, even today headed for their vineyard, amongst meetings and works exchanged, under the Iblei sky. About this wine:
Colour: Dark yellow with some viscosity.
Bouquet: Beautifully aromatic and floral. Grape and citrus notes with the moscato grape also coming out on the nose.
Flavour: Very aromatic with a lot of tropical and other fruit notes. Gorgeous citrus, minerality and salinity on the palate. Nice savory finish.
Longevity 3-5 years.