This earthy, intriguing white offers penetrating aromas of pressed wild flower, vineyard dust, orchard fruit and dried aromatic herb. The pervasive floral scent follows through to the mineral-driven palate along with dried peach, candied nectarine zest and chopped sage.
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 several different estate sites. The vines are biodynamically farmed and harvested by hand. The fruit is destemmed and co-fermented with native yeasts in concrete tanks and with a two-week skin maceration. The wine is aged in concrete tank for 8 months and bottled unfiltered.
The wine is named “SP68” for the road near Arianna Occhipinti’s home vineyard in Vittoria.