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Occhipinti, SP68 Rosso 2020
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Occhipinti, SP68 Rosso 2020

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Named after the road near Arianna Occhipinti’s vineyard in Vittoria, the SP68 rosso is a 70/30 Frappato/Nera d’Avola blend from the estate’s younger vines. This rosso serves as a proper introduction to some of the hallmarks of Occhipinti’s wines: transparent and terroir-driven with bright, palate refreshing acidity. This vintage is highly aromatic with ripe red cherries, dark plum and stewed blackberries over a background of violets, dried roses and nasturtium. The acidity carries a medium bodied juicy texture with a minimal dusty tannin presence that finishes with a smoky, slightly spicy note. Beaujolais-like in its appeal with a Sicilian edge through and through.
Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Terre Siciliane IGT
Region
Sicily
Varieties
Frappato, Nero d'Avola
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Red sub-alpine sand, chalk and limestone
Winemaking
Mostly destemmed, co-fermented and aged in concrete tanks for 6-8 months before bottling.