Wine Arianna Occhipinti, "SP 68" Bianco, Sicilia IGT, 2014
The wine is bright straw-yellow color.
Dry, pleasant taste of wine will enjoy a hot summer day. Sparks appear bright colors in a bouquet of fruit (including citrus) and shades of colors on the background of Italian herbs and minerals.
Intriguing aroma of wine includes a palette of shades of all sorts of herbs, cloves, meadow flowers, geranium leaves, wheat beer and minerals.
Wine is a good aperitif, it also successfully combined with cheeses, vegetables and fresh fish dishes and seafood.
Simple, but very nice white wine "SP 68" got its name from the road Strada Provinciale 68, passing close to the ancestral estate Okkipinti. This is the way in which Arianna took place several times a day to get to the vineyards, and who gathered grapes are transported to the winery. The vineyards, which are planted white varieties Albanello and Muscat of Alexandria, a rather young age of vines is only 8 years old. Combine these two varieties in a blend was a kind of experiment, which was a success. After the mechanical pressing and separation from the crests of the grapes is left for maceration on the skins for 15 days in cement tanks, which runs daily pumping breaks and pulp cap. Next, the wort is pressed in a vertical press and remains in the same tank for a storage time of 6 months. Without clarification and filtration of wine "SP 68" Bianco enters the bottle, which matures 1 more month before release for sale.
Arianna first became interested in winemaking in the age of 16, visiting with his uncle Giusto Okkipinti Exhibition "Vinitaly". Trained as an oenologist at age 20, she took to grow on a small vineyard in Vittoria, an area of less than 2 hectares, native Italian grapes Frappato. Arianna's aim was to create an unusually elegant, fragrant, fresh drinks, which is fundamentally different from the classical to the powerful Sicilian wines. Soil vineyard management consists of red sand covering the limestone rock, through which the roots of the vines to work their way to reach groundwater. Because of this developing a strong root system and provides a bright minerality grapes. His first vintage 2004 Arianna Okkipinti released in 2006, hitting local winemakers new sound, elegant and charming aroma of wine.
Today ownership Arianna Okkipinti consist of 10 hectares of vineyards and 15 hectares of olive trees that are cultivated exclusively with organic methods. The main red varieties are Frappato and Nero d'Avola, the white - and Muscat of Alexandria Albanello. The desire to understand the needs of the terroir, without changing its essence, and minimal interference in the process of wine production handsomely rewarded brave winemaker, reflected in the wines produced richness, depth and purity of taste. In just 10 years of operation, Arianna Okkipinti has achieved tremendous results and favor wine critics. Annual production capacity is 100-120 thousand bottles, and the product itself is represented in many foreign markets.