Sicilia

Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco 2017

SP68 Bianco named “SP68” for the road near Arianna’s home vineyard in Vittoria.

A blend of 2 native grape varieties, 60% Zibibbo (known as the Muscat of Alexandria)  & 40% Albanello, grown on vines averaging 15 years on red sandy soil over limestone rocks. Hand harvested and organically farmed, the fruit is hand picked, destemmed and fermented together using only natural yeast in concrete tanks with no temperature control.

Maceration period is long, thats 2 weeks of skin contact. The wine is aged in concrete tanks for 8 months and finally bottled unfiltered.

Colour: Bright straw yellow

A fresh breeze of pale white flower petals and aromatic pink grapefruit thats bitter yet sweet. Succumb that juicy lychee, fresh herbs and spices. A heavy nose which delivers a delicate flavour on the palate. It may be slightly dry on the finish due to a longer than usual maceration period. 

Pair with grilled fish, barbecued chicken, polenta, octopus or Christmas turkey with tart cranberry sauce.

$64.00 750ml

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REGION

Sicilia

WINEMAKERS

Occhipinti

GRAPE VARIETY

Moscato di Alessandria 60% Albanello 40%

WINE STYLE

Winemaking Maceration and fermentation with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks, daily mixing Aging On the lees in stainless steel for 6 months, then 1 month in bottle

CELLARING

medium aging potential

AWARDS

2/3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso, 89/100 James Suckling