SP68 Nero d`Avola e Frappato 2017
The focus of Occhipinti’s “SP68” Rosso is on the very underratted Frappato grape.
Think of Frappato as the singer in the limelight; pomegranate, chewy leather, smoky tobacco, white pepper, clove.
Nero d’Avola as the backing orchestra with flamboyant acidity and fresh floral aromas to lighten things up.
The introduction to the Occhipinti family. The unfiltered “SP68” Rosso makes a great first impression. Imagine if you take some sour cherries, sweet strawberries, tart cranberries, throw in some happy spring flowers, a good handful of salty-spicy herbs and a hunk of fresh muddy earth.
Delicious and lively.
Pair it with roast lamb, duck, pasta with ragout or a zesty tomato base.
Meant to be the winery’s entry-level wine, the unfiltered “SP68” Rosso is immediately likable upon first sniff, yet remains thought-provoking. Tart cranberry, strawberry, and cherry fruit mix with fragrant, happy spring flowers, giving a high-toned aromatic expression. Freshly turned earth and savory herbs come through as well, adding complexity and interest. The palate is quite similar to the nose — light, lip-smacking, and savory, like crushed berries rolled in dirt
but it is also a young wine. Cool and pleasant, with a delicate taste that it brings the flavour of the sun and the freshness of this land.
Colour Ruby red. Scent Intense fruity and spicy with notes of currant, earth, thyme, dark spices and a hint wild. Taste Fresh and soft, with sweet tannins and good length
Frappato 70% e Nero d’Avola 30%
medium aging potential
92.100 Robert Parker, 93/100 James Suckling