Arianna Occhipinti, Terre Siciliane SP68 Bianco 2022Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Muscat of Alexandria (Zibbibo) and Albanello
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 SP68 refers to the main road that runs by the vineyards. It is also the oldest wine route ever attested as peasants would use this route to bring wines to the coast. Arianna likes to say that she is carrying the past and future at the same time via SP68. This is a blend of Muscat di Alexandria (but not sweet!) and the local Sicilian white called Albanello. This undergoes a couple weeks of skin maceration for texture, then six months in concrete, and one month in bottle.