We have always loved Arianna Occhipinti's wines but since being featured on Stanley Tucci's "Searching For Italy", the Sicilia Rosso SP68 - a blend of 70% Frappato and 30% Nero d'Avola - has become nearly impossible to find - so much so that, according to a website which tracks online wine pricing worldwide, we are the only US retailer offering either the 2017 or 2018 vintage!
Named for the 3,000 year old wine road which the vineyard is adjacent to, it is a superb wine, rated 92 points by Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate: "The 2017 SP68 is a terrific rendition of this special wine. This was not an easy growing season, but Arianna Occhipinti has harnessed the scorching heat to produce an elegantly open and accessible wine. The wine offers immediate tones of black fruit, dried cherry, black licorice and tar. Those aromas are focused, bright and united. This wine evidently does well in warm vintages like this and 2015. Bold sweet cherry appears on the close. Drink now through 2024. 92 points."