Arianna Occhipinti, Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Siccagno 2017Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Nero d'Avola
Arianna Occhipinti is a young woman of fierce perspective and drive. Her uncle is Giusto Occhipinti of the Sicilian COS winery. At age sixteen, Arianna was invited by Giusto to help out at the Vinitaly international wine exhibit. In four days time, she knew that she then wanted to study wine at university. Ironically, university did not help with her professional career, as everything she had learned was from her uncle. Undeterred, she began fresh with just one acre of abandoned vines, and grew. Her focus then became Frappatto and Nero D’avola, grown naturally and biodynamically. Not to be overshadowed by her uncle, Arianna has grown into her own person as a winemaker and received international acclaim as a young woman in the industry.
The bottle’s name is Siccagno, referring to both the vineyard name and local dialect for “good wine.” This is a special bottle of Nero d’Avola coming from older vines. The wine undergoes a longer maceration period than her other wines and then spends two years in large oak barrels.