Arianna Occhipinti
2020 Santa Margherita
A bottle 2020 Santa Margherita White wine from Arianna Occhipinti, Sicily in Italy

Product type

White wine

Country

Italy

Region

Sicily

Grape Variety

Grillo

Volume

0.75 l

370,00 DKK

Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti is the niece of Giusto Occhipinti from Domaine COS, and she made her first vintage in 2004 at the age of just 21. She has turned her back on most of the things she learned studying oenology and instead finds inspiration from people like her uncle Giusto as well as Josko Gravner and Nicolas Joly. Today, she has established herself as one of Sicily’s most serious winemakers.

Arianna works conscientiously in the vineyard while making use of spontaneous fermentation, a minimal addition of sulphur and no fining or filtration in the cellar. She does not want to be labeled “natural”, however. In the end it is just about making good wine.

The style is unmanipulated but very precise. Despite being from Sicily, the wines deliberately have a cool expression with lots of acidity intact, partly due to relatively elevated vineyards, partly because Arianna does not irrigate or fertilize, which force the vines to go deeper into the calcareous subsoil. Arianna Occhipinti makes wine with great drinkability, but with a core of seriousness that makes the wines more than just “vin de soif”.

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