Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola

9.2108 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola
Top Notes For
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
Michael Retter

Rad. As of a cab and dolcetto came together.

Rad. As of a cab and dolcetto came together.

May 20th, 2017
Andrew Holloway

Sicily... crushing it

Sicily... crushing it

Mar 16th, 2017
Stefano Bagnacani

Beauty of sicily. Jazzy, vibrant red.

Beauty of sicily. Jazzy, vibrant red.

Nov 1st, 2016
Sean Nelson

Took a while to open up, but once it did...

Took a while to open up, but once it did...

Aug 14th, 2016
Julien Marchand

Arianna!! 😍

Arianna!! 😍

Apr 8th, 2016
Gil Krakowsky

Just a really enjoyable wine that is both hearty and even “ big” but still refreshing.
Clearly some Brett and some effervescent feel like may hint at VA, but I find both to be well integrated and enjoyable. A deep darker-side-of-red fruit profile: red and damson plum, dried red cherry, Black licorice, olive. Has a floral sense to it, and some exotic woody undertones as well earth - like a forest after the rain . A full bodied and almost lush wine that might recall the mouthfeel if a Napa cab, but with much more refreshing a acidity coming through - never the least bit cloying or overwrought. Simply a great wine with a broad food pairing potential. That said, I do wonder if it would taste dramatically different at the source. With zero sulphur amidst a long boat ride, life in distributor warehouses, a wine shop and ultimately my euro cave, whether the original intent is preserved in its entirety. Drinking fantastically but also wondering if peak drinking is 2-3 years ahead. Again, the sulphur thing...

Just a really enjoyable wine that is both hearty and even “ big” but still refreshing.
Clearly some Brett and some effervescent feel like may hint at VA, but I find both to be well integrated and enjoyable. A deep darker-side-of-red fruit profile: red and damson plum, dried red cherry, Black licorice, olive. Has a floral sense to it, and some exotic woody undertones as well earth - like a forest after the rain . A full bodied and almost lush wine that might recall the mouthfeel if a Napa cab, but with much more refreshing a acidity coming through - never the least bit cloying or overwrought. Simply a great wine with a broad food pairing potential. That said, I do wonder if it would taste dramatically different at the source. With zero sulphur amidst a long boat ride, life in distributor warehouses, a wine shop and ultimately my euro cave, whether the original intent is preserved in its entirety. Drinking fantastically but also wondering if peak drinking is 2-3 years ahead. Again, the sulphur thing...

Oct 27th, 2019
Carlo P

Graphite, dried figs, red fruit, balanced, less body than traditional NdA. A great proof of concept

Graphite, dried figs, red fruit, balanced, less body than traditional NdA. A great proof of concept

Sep 13th, 2019
Chris Reilly

Amazing wine. Second wedding anniversary.

Amazing wine. Second wedding anniversary.

Jul 18th, 2019
Gladys Xiques

Magenta color. Medium bodied red — notes of red fruit, jammy but refined and balanced.

Magenta color. Medium bodied red — notes of red fruit, jammy but refined and balanced.

Apr 1st, 2019