Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola

9.1579 ratings
9.1141 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

“Siccagno” is becoming so challenging to find around here anymore and I have little doubt that we can thank Stanley Tucci for that! Siccagno is Arianna’s Nero d’Avola and comes from the Sicilian name for the variety. This bottle was popped and poured, consumed over 3 days and I found this to be drinking its best on Day 3. Deep ruby color with a nearly opaque core. Medium viscosity. On the nose, dark cherry, plum, leather and dusty earth. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with dark cherry fruit, dried strawberry and earth again. Medium tannin and medium+ acid. A delicious and utterly charming wine. The more wines I try from Arianna, the deeper I fall in love.

“Siccagno” is becoming so challenging to find around here anymore and I have little doubt that we can thank Stanley Tucci for that! Siccagno is Arianna’s Nero d’Avola and comes from the Sicilian name for the variety. This bottle was popped and poured, consumed over 3 days and I found this to be drinking its best on Day 3. Deep ruby color with a nearly opaque core. Medium viscosity. On the nose, dark cherry, plum, leather and dusty earth. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with dark cherry fruit, dried strawberry and earth again. Medium tannin and medium+ acid. A delicious and utterly charming wine. The more wines I try from Arianna, the deeper I fall in love.

Oct 15th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Superb. Sour cherry, pomegranate, violets, sweet food friendly tannins, crowd pleaser but has real elegance

Superb. Sour cherry, pomegranate, violets, sweet food friendly tannins, crowd pleaser but has real elegance

Jan 11th, 2021
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Nero d’Avola at its best!

Nero d’Avola at its best!

Nov 19th, 2020
Darren Dittrich

Another delicious red wine from Arianna. Big and bold with ripe (almost stewed, but not overly prominent) red cherry, balanced with some grippy tannins and acidity. Better with some air. Served lightly chilled. Lovely wine with something for both the wine geeks, and the big-red-wine crew. Biodynamic, only 12.5 ABV, aged in 3000 liter casks.

Another delicious red wine from Arianna. Big and bold with ripe (almost stewed, but not overly prominent) red cherry, balanced with some grippy tannins and acidity. Better with some air. Served lightly chilled. Lovely wine with something for both the wine geeks, and the big-red-wine crew. Biodynamic, only 12.5 ABV, aged in 3000 liter casks.

Oct 18th, 2020
Alberto Cdm

Bret.

Bret.

Sep 21st, 2019
Al Shikoh

medium ruby hue, bright, very clear; Brett, black cherry, prune, dried fruit; medium body, 13% ABV; niece of Giusto Occhipinti of COS

medium ruby hue, bright, very clear; Brett, black cherry, prune, dried fruit; medium body, 13% ABV; niece of Giusto Occhipinti of COS

Apr 18th, 2019
Anthony Cailan

Incredible wine. Day 3 and still stunning. I love these wines more and more every year.

Incredible wine. Day 3 and still stunning. I love these wines more and more every year.

Dec 4th, 2018
Joakim Andersson

Such a beautiful aroma! Dense, red fruit packed in a fine wooden box. On the palate the oak is noticeable in a very pleasing way. The tannins are a bit tighter, the fruit is pure and the finish is long and smooth. I get hints of lingonberry in the fruit but there's much more to it, a nice complexity. Great wine!

Such a beautiful aroma! Dense, red fruit packed in a fine wooden box. On the palate the oak is noticeable in a very pleasing way. The tannins are a bit tighter, the fruit is pure and the finish is long and smooth. I get hints of lingonberry in the fruit but there's much more to it, a nice complexity. Great wine!

Apr 18th, 2018
Daniel McGeough

First time having the Siccagno, very tasty, opened up beautifully over dinner!!

First time having the Siccagno, very tasty, opened up beautifully over dinner!!

Sep 1st, 2017
Matt

Lifted, black plum and grapes, floral. Fresh, find the tannin manageable and charmingly rustic. Somewhat disappointed.

Lifted, black plum and grapes, floral. Fresh, find the tannin manageable and charmingly rustic. Somewhat disappointed.

Aug 3rd, 2017