2014 SP68 Rosso, Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia

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A blend of 70 percent Frappato and 30 percent Nero d’Avola, this saucy number is made by the remarkable Arianna Occhipinti, one of the new generation rejuvenating Sicily’s wine scene. Organically grown and unfiltered, this is her entry-level red. The name is taken from a road, in Arianna’s words, “for a wine which is a journey”. Brooding dark fruit, muddled mulberries and cherries play on the nose. A juicy acidity is balanced by savoury tannins that offer enough grip to handle something meaty. Easily quaffable alone, this long-lasting wine would also work well with lamb marinated in anchovy a