2019 Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

Sicily, Italy

70% Frappato and 30% Nero d'Avola fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry and earth all bundled up in bright acidity and minerality. Venison or skirt steak would match beautifully.


  • Style & Food Matching

    70% Frappato and 30% Nero d'Avola fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry and earth all bundled up in bright acidity and minerality.

    Venison or skirt steak would match beautifully.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: 70% Frappato, 30% Nero d'Avola

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Organic

    2010 Damijan Podversic Kaplja Bianco
  • Sicily, Italy

    Everything begun fifteen years ago in the ”Fossa di Lupo” area. A place where the land in the evening becomes redish and is brushed by the Ibleian winds and leans on one side of a road: the County Road 68. A county road like many others, but with a special past. It was once a stone narrow path; three thousand years ago it connected Gela to Kamarina, it travelled- as it still does - through the Cerasuolo di Vittoria roads hills and from Caltagirone continued to Catania and Lentini. There, squeezed between heaven and earth, that road also marked my destiny. In the first hectare of land next to my palmento, in Fossa di Lupo District, others followed. The firm grew into the Bombolieri, Pettineo and Bastonaca Districts,

    Yet, everything is still the same as in the first year. Bombolieri is also located on the County Road 68. The vineyard here enlarges and it stoops onto the limestone base of the area, the vineyards are twenty years old if not more, and the court on which the wineries raise themselves is able to trap all the strength of the Ibleian sun.

    "Nowhere else I can feel to have been walking on a coherent road. Never as in Bombolieri I can feel that I'm carrying with me past and future at the same time. It was the oldest wine route ever documented. That road was used by generations of farmers to bring their own wine to the coast."

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