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SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria

9.11010 ratings
9.0224 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Albanello, Muscat of Alexandria
Top Notes For
Vino Kaela

Floral with nice viscosity and weight. Well balanced.

Floral with nice viscosity and weight. Well balanced.

Feb 2nd, 2022
Bob McDonald

Similar to two previous notes. An outstanding delicious natural wine. Pale Orange in colour with a little cloudiness. Dried grass, honeysuckle, apricot and skinnsy aromas. Luscious on the palate with a skinnsy bitterness. Savoury peach, quince and apricot. This is an example of an excellent natural skin contact wine and why young people in particular love wines such as this. Thoroughly delicious. No need for further cellaring.

Similar to two previous notes. An outstanding delicious natural wine. Pale Orange in colour with a little cloudiness. Dried grass, honeysuckle, apricot and skinnsy aromas. Luscious on the palate with a skinnsy bitterness. Savoury peach, quince and apricot. This is an example of an excellent natural skin contact wine and why young people in particular love wines such as this. Thoroughly delicious. No need for further cellaring.

Aug 21st, 2021
Bob McDonald

Similar notes to 118 weeks ago. A dirty mid Orange/Tangerine in colour - a little cloudy. Aromas of apricot and mouldy orange. Skinnsy apricot flavours with mild acid. A skins contact white wine fermented in clay amphora in the ground. We visited there a few years ago in Sicily. Finishes with a trace of bitterness from the skins. Natural wines - when they get them right they can be quite good but having just done a week of vintage in Coonawarra at Bellwether - you need to take risks with natural wine.

Similar notes to 118 weeks ago. A dirty mid Orange/Tangerine in colour - a little cloudy. Aromas of apricot and mouldy orange. Skinnsy apricot flavours with mild acid. A skins contact white wine fermented in clay amphora in the ground. We visited there a few years ago in Sicily. Finishes with a trace of bitterness from the skins. Natural wines - when they get them right they can be quite good but having just done a week of vintage in Coonawarra at Bellwether - you need to take risks with natural wine.

Apr 9th, 2021
Darren Dittrich

Dried apricots and ripe oranges with some honeycomb and cheese rind. Interesting stuff!

Dried apricots and ripe oranges with some honeycomb and cheese rind. Interesting stuff!

Dec 1st, 2020
Bob McDonald

Cloudy pale to mid gold in colour. A skins contact, white wine fermented in Clay Amphora in Sicily. Aromas of apricot, orange blossom and a little white pepper. On the palate a lot going on - full flavoured at only 12.0% alcohol and low acid - apricots and cumquat with the skins bitterness to finish off. Unique and an absolute mouthful of flavour. Can’t see any reason for cellaring it.

Cloudy pale to mid gold in colour. A skins contact, white wine fermented in Clay Amphora in Sicily. Aromas of apricot, orange blossom and a little white pepper. On the palate a lot going on - full flavoured at only 12.0% alcohol and low acid - apricots and cumquat with the skins bitterness to finish off. Unique and an absolute mouthful of flavour. Can’t see any reason for cellaring it.

Dec 29th, 2018
Tim Hinck

2017 -
Asian/exotic fruits on the nose (almost lychee)

2017 -
Asian/exotic fruits on the nose (almost lychee)

Oct 31st, 2018
Sarah O'Kelley

Loving the new vintage - all floral on the nose but then bruised apples, chamomile, rocks...some showing of skin contact but not overwhelming - just right 👌

Loving the new vintage - all floral on the nose but then bruised apples, chamomile, rocks...some showing of skin contact but not overwhelming - just right 👌

Oct 9th, 2018
Chip Hughes

Nose of dried flowers, fino sherry and green tea. Notes of cider and autolysis detract just a bit- as they make the wine seem simple (which it isn’t)- but I’m sure the natural wine hive mind will disagree on that point. Still, quite saline, focused and super long. Imagine a few years of aging will bring added weight and richness. #occhipinti #sicily

Nose of dried flowers, fino sherry and green tea. Notes of cider and autolysis detract just a bit- as they make the wine seem simple (which it isn’t)- but I’m sure the natural wine hive mind will disagree on that point. Still, quite saline, focused and super long. Imagine a few years of aging will bring added weight and richness. #occhipinti #sicily

Sep 19th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Mid Gold in colour, looking way older than it actually is. Strong aromas of Apricot and to a lesser extent honeysuckle and White flowers. An unctuous flavoursome full bodied palate exhibiting great texture and intensity with the Apricot coming through. Finishes Dry. Delicious and different. Will purchase more. Muscat of Alexandria also known as Zibibbo in Sicily.

Mid Gold in colour, looking way older than it actually is. Strong aromas of Apricot and to a lesser extent honeysuckle and White flowers. An unctuous flavoursome full bodied palate exhibiting great texture and intensity with the Apricot coming through. Finishes Dry. Delicious and different. Will purchase more. Muscat of Alexandria also known as Zibibbo in Sicily.

Sep 18th, 2018
Jay Kline

Wildly intoxicating notes of verbena, magnolias and stone fruit. This is awesome.

Wildly intoxicating notes of verbena, magnolias and stone fruit. This is awesome.

Jun 29th, 2018