Wine of the Day July 24, 2012

2012OcchipintiWhite2012 Arianna Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT, Sicily Italy.
Arianna’s Bianco SP68 is a dry and savory white, made from Zibibbo and Grillo which gives this wine a stylish perfume of jasmine and sweet herbs and a chalky tangy palate. This wine has a light to medium body and zesty mouth feel with lemon/lime, white peach and tangerine fruits, rosemary and garden herbs, hints of wet stones and sea salt. This crisp and delightful wine is very fun and easy to enjoy, and would seem a great food wine for middle eastern cuisine, lemon chicken comes to mind or squid salad. The Occhipinti wines are all unique and intriguing, and if you haven’t tried them, you really should, these wines are make using natural methods and with the greatest care in the artisan spirit of their maker.
($26 Est.) 91-92 Points, grapelive