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Siccagno Rosso 2013 Arianna Occhipinti
Siccagno Rosso 2013 Arianna Occhipinti

Price:   £29.99

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Siccagno is Arianna’s top Nero d’Avola: is from organically farmed alberello-trained 35yr vines from sandy chalk soil at 270m. The wine undergoes a 30 day maceration with 22 months in 25hl Slavonian oak barrels. The nose reminds one of leather, liquorice and cloves, the palate is more savoury than fruity, sanguine and meaty.

 

Arianna describes the wine: “Siccagno is my Nero d’Avola, born from those concentrated grapes which we precisely call Siccagna. Nero relates mostly Sicily – that it is wild, but it is also fresh and elegant and it is red fruit flavoured. That it has something noble and aristocratic, but it is also melancholic as a poet or a philosopher. That it is passionate, full of warmth and contrasts. The Nero which is the grape of our fathers and unites Sicily from corner to corner and it better gathers the spirit for centuries. A wine which I deeply love and since the first year it has always been with me.”

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