2011 Arianna Occhipinti, SP68 IGT Sicilia Bianco, Italian White.
Arianna’s SP68 Bianco is a blend of Zibibbo plus Albanello, a rare native varietal, and it is a pure and fresh wine that shows heady perfume of jasmine, sweet dried herbs and zesty citrus. Zibibbo is the local name for a type of the Muscat grape. The palate is minerally dry and vivid with the palate giving light apple and peach notes masking this bright and brisk white a joy for summer and for many subtle or delicate dishes. At about 12% alcohol this wine is easy and very refreshing that makes it a wonderful picnic or afternoon sipper, and those looking for natural wines and or low sulphates this wine from Occhipinti is a great choice. As with all of the Occhipinti wines they get rare quick so don’t wait long to find this one, it will sell out fast.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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