Occhipinti SP68 Bianco 2017
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Item Number: 29510
Wine Spectator 91
A highly aromatic, dry, medium- to full-bodied white, with ample bergamot, saffron, quince blossom and marjoram notes leading to poached peach and cherry pit flavors, accented by firm, lip-smacking acidity. Long and expressive on the finish. Zibibbo and Albana. Drink now through 2025. 1,100 cases imported.—A.N.
This earthy, intriguing white offers penetrating aromas of pressed wild flower, vineyard dust, orchard fruit and dried aromatic herb. The pervasive floral scent follows through to the mineral-driven palate along with dried peach, candied nectarine zest and chopped sage.
60% Zibibbo/40% Albanello. The two varieties are native to Sicily--Zibibbo is more widely known as Muscat of Alexandria--and are grown on red sand soils over limestone rock, with vines averaging 15 years old on several different estate sites. The vines are organically and biodynamically farmed and harvested by hand. The fruit is destemmed and co-fermented with native yeasts in concrete tanks and with a two-week skin maceration. The wine is aged in concrete tank for 8 months and bottled unfiltered.
The wine is named "SP68" for the road near Arianna Occhipinti's home vineyard in Vittoria.
Delicious deep vino bianco with the mineral flavors of volcanic Sicilian soul - I must admit that this wine may not be for everyone but if you like Sancerre this one is definitely worth a try. Great effort from Arianna O
Posted by Stephen on 11/27/18 [Verified]
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