2011 Arianna Occhipinti, SP68 IGT Rosso, Sicily.
Arianna Occhipinti, the superstar Natural Wine artisan winemaker, has crafted another super wine in the 2011 vintage with this version of her SP68 Rosso. A blend of Nero d’ Avola and Frappato, the 2011 Occhipinti, SP68 red is delightfully fresh and shows juicy red fruits, bright flavors and has a refined medium weight, making for an easy wine to love and a nice lighter style that goes with almost any foods. The nose is tangy with wild flowers, sweet herbs leading to a palate of lingonberry, raspberry, mulberry and strawberry fruits with hints of lavender, blueberry skin and subtle mineral tones, finishing zesty and dry. Arianna’s latest set of wines are focused, clear and transparent with vivid fruit and nice modest alcohol, all are under 13% and they all are remarkably tasty, I recommend getting some quickly as her fame makes these wines disappear fast, and drink them young and fresh.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
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