Awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Natural Wines (see blue link below).
Occhipinti Siccagno 2013 - May 2017 Decanter review
These are the thoughts of Arianna Occhipinti and they show her dedication to her vineyard and winemaking processes. "First of all, I believe in a respectful relationship with the land: a direct contact that turns into profound knowing. I think there is a balance, the one of nature, that has to be respected in every gesture: from cultivation and pruning - that has to be tidy, clean - to the processing of the fruit. Balance that can be summarized in the following words: from a good grape comes a good wine. Yes, in some ways my wine can be considered organic. I prefer to till the land by hand and I only use organically grown grapes, without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemical or synthetic fertilizers."
This is a red wine which has elegant, fruity flavours of plum, blackberry, blackcurrant and its warming spiciness draws you into the enjoyment of it. The grape skins have been allowed 40 days of contact with the wine giving it its rich colour and complexity of flavour. This wine is bottled without filtration so you can/should expect a sediment with this wine.