Transparent red-violet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, lavender and smoky minerality. Pomegranate, strawberry, black cherry, red currant, trace of wild marigold and a shake of white pepper are framed by tangy acidity and silky black tea tannins. Cranberry, fig and a hint of bergamot infuse the finish. Graceful, sleek and fresh.
Reviewed & photographed by Cara Rutherford.
£22.95 – £245.00
‘SP68’ Terre Siciliane IGT Rosso is a still, dry red wine made by Arianna Occhipinti in Italy’s Sicilia.
Grape(s): Frappato, Nero d’Avola
Bottle size & closure: 750ml, Cork
Lightly turbid purple/red in the glass.
Aromas of wild cherries, plum and mulberry with just a touch of raspberry lift. Hints of flowers, leather, smoke, spice and herbs with wafts of liquorice, earth and mandarin rind.
Initial fruit awash with wild cherry & tobacco leaf supporting fruit flavours of dark plum and blackberry. Very pretty on the palate with violet-like floral flicks across leather and spice; hints of roasted meats, citrus rind and herbs.
11 – 18 deg
If, like us, you love this SP68 Rosso, why not try the Occhipinti SP68 Bianco as part of a combined order?