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Occhipinti Terre Siciliane Bianco SP68 2022

Other White Blends from Sicily, Italy
V 90
DE 90
11.0% ABV
Item # 346807

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$24.95

750ml
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90 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "Pungent florals, ground ginger and grapefruit form a zesty bouquet as the 2022 Bianco SP68 opens in the glass. It’s soft and round. Juicy acidity and tropical citrus tones enliven its tart orchard fruits. This finishes surprisingly long, leaving exotic inner florals and sour melon notes to fade slowly. What a treat. The SP68 Bianco is a blend of Albana and Zibibbo. Drink: 2023-2026. (Sep 2023)"

90 points Raffaele Mosca (Decanter): "Zibibbo and the rare Albanello grape comprise the blend of this entry-level white. The deep golden colour anticipates an exuberant nose with just a hint of struck match reduction framing apricot, candied lemon peel, orange blossom, and aloe vera. The mid-weight palate is loaded with sweet orchard fruits backed by a touch of maceration-driven astringency. Savoury minerals and a herbal tang echo on the medium to long finish. Undergoes a 12-day-long maceration on skins, followed by six months in concrete. Drinking Window: 2024-2027. (Dec 2023)"

Importer notes: "60% Zibibbo/40% Albanello. The two varieties are native to Sicily--Zibibbo is more widely known as Muscat of Alexandria--and are grown on red sand soils over limestone rock, with vines averaging 15 years old on two different sites. The grapes are co-fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Bottled unfiltered. 'SP68' is a road near Arianna's Vittoria estate which lends its name to her flagship white and red."
90 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "Pungent florals, ground ginger and grapefruit form a zesty bouquet as the 2022 Bianco SP68 opens in the glass. It’s soft and round. Juicy acidity and tropical citrus tones enliven its tart orchard fruits. This finishes surprisingly long, leaving exotic inner florals and sour melon notes to fade slowly. What a treat. The SP68 Bianco is a blend of Albana and Zibibbo. Drink: 2023-2026. (Sep 2023)"

90 points Raffaele Mosca (Decanter): "Zibibbo and the rare Albanello grape comprise the blend of this entry-level white. The deep golden colour anticipates an exuberant nose with just a hint of struck match reduction framing apricot, candied lemon peel, orange blossom, and aloe vera. The mid-weight palate is loaded with sweet orchard fruits backed by a touch of maceration-driven astringency. Savoury minerals and a herbal tang echo on the medium to long finish. Undergoes a 12-day-long maceration on skins, followed by six months in concrete. Drinking Window: 2024-2027. (Dec 2023)"

Importer notes: "60% Zibibbo/40% Albanello. The two varieties are native to Sicily--Zibibbo is more widely known as Muscat of Alexandria--and are grown on red sand soils over limestone rock, with vines averaging 15 years old on two different sites. The grapes are co-fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Bottled unfiltered. 'SP68' is a road near Arianna's Vittoria estate which lends its name to her flagship white and red."
Product SKU 346807
Producer Occhipinti
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Other White Blends
Vintage 2022
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 60% Zibbibo, 40% Albanello
ABV 11.0%
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