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Occhipinti Terre Siciliane Rosso SP68 2017

Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
WA 92
JS 92
WS 90
12.5% ABV
Item # 333435

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750ml
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92 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 SP68 is a terrific rendition of this special wine. This was not an easy growing season, but Arianna Occhipinti has harnessed the scorching heat to produce an elegantly open and accessible wine. The wine offers immediate tones of black fruit, dried cherry, black licorice and tar. Those aromas are focused, bright and united. This wine evidently does well in warm vintages like this and 2015. Bold sweet cherry appears on the close. Drink: 2018-2024. (Dec 2018)"

92 points James Suckling: "There’s some lovely fresh-sage character to complement notes of blueberry compote and citrus, together with crushed violets and lavender. Medium to full body, some bright acidity, firm tannins and a bright finish. Always excellent. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2020. (10/22/18)"

90 points Wine Spectator: "[$32 list] A lively, medium-bodied red, with bright and brambly black raspberry and boysenberry fruit and orange zest and ground white pepper notes. Lightly chewy on the herb-laced finish. Frappato and Nero d'Avola. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases imported. (2/28/19)"

Importer notes: "70% Frappato/30% Nero d'Avola. The two varietals are native to Sicily and are grown on red sand soils over limestone rock, with vines averaging 15 years old on two different sites. Two-week maceration in concrete tanks, with pump-overs and gentle punchdowns. Bottled unfiltered. 'SP68' is a road near Arianna's Vittoria estate which lends its name to her flagship white and red. The SP68 wine is essentially Occhipinti's Cerasuolo di Vittoria, without the DOCG designation, by Arianna's choice, since she feels that its quality is not regulated strictly enough."
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92 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 SP68 is a terrific rendition of this special wine. This was not an easy growing season, but Arianna Occhipinti has harnessed the scorching heat to produce an elegantly open and accessible wine. The wine offers immediate tones of black fruit, dried cherry, black licorice and tar. Those aromas are focused, bright and united. This wine evidently does well in warm vintages like this and 2015. Bold sweet cherry appears on the close. Drink: 2018-2024. (Dec 2018)"

92 points James Suckling: "There’s some lovely fresh-sage character to complement notes of blueberry compote and citrus, together with crushed violets and lavender. Medium to full body, some bright acidity, firm tannins and a bright finish. Always excellent. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2020. (10/22/18)"

90 points Wine Spectator: "[$32 list] A lively, medium-bodied red, with bright and brambly black raspberry and boysenberry fruit and orange zest and ground white pepper notes. Lightly chewy on the herb-laced finish. Frappato and Nero d'Avola. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases imported. (2/28/19)"

Importer notes: "70% Frappato/30% Nero d'Avola. The two varietals are native to Sicily and are grown on red sand soils over limestone rock, with vines averaging 15 years old on two different sites. Two-week maceration in concrete tanks, with pump-overs and gentle punchdowns. Bottled unfiltered. 'SP68' is a road near Arianna's Vittoria estate which lends its name to her flagship white and red. The SP68 wine is essentially Occhipinti's Cerasuolo di Vittoria, without the DOCG designation, by Arianna's choice, since she feels that its quality is not regulated strictly enough."
Product SKU 333435
Producer Occhipinti
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 70% Frappato, 30% Nero d'Avola
ABV 12.5%
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