Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria

9.145 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Albanello, Muscat of Alexandria
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Austin Hohnke

An orange beauty here with floral aromatics. Lots of peach on the palate with a soft earthiness on the finish. Orange peel and a touch of honey in a cloudy glass for drinking now. Great entry level, skin contact white from a stellar producer.

An orange beauty here with floral aromatics. Lots of peach on the palate with a soft earthiness on the finish. Orange peel and a touch of honey in a cloudy glass for drinking now. Great entry level, skin contact white from a stellar producer.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Really overdelivers for the price. Hazy gold color, white flowers and lemon verbena on the nose, exotic palate of grapefruit, tangerine, stone fruit and honey. Would be wonderful with any regional cuisine ringing the Mediterranean. Don’t recall ever being disappointed by Ochippinti

Really overdelivers for the price. Hazy gold color, white flowers and lemon verbena on the nose, exotic palate of grapefruit, tangerine, stone fruit and honey. Would be wonderful with any regional cuisine ringing the Mediterranean. Don’t recall ever being disappointed by Ochippinti

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2018
Chris Shultz

I’ve had bottles of the 2015 and the 2012, this one had a bit more va than the others, also more tannic. What a nose of flowers. I didn’t take any notes but I didn’t like it as much as I had in the past. I will keep drinking her stuff though. I’ve had a dozen of her wines that we’re great.

I’ve had bottles of the 2015 and the 2012, this one had a bit more va than the others, also more tannic. What a nose of flowers. I didn’t take any notes but I didn’t like it as much as I had in the past. I will keep drinking her stuff though. I’ve had a dozen of her wines that we’re great.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Sean Silver

$28

Oct 22nd, 2019
Matt Sharp

Good, natty white. Citrus, peach forward

Good, natty white. Citrus, peach forward

Aug 21st, 2019
Juan Pablo Perez

Color oro

Nariz: flores blancas, lavanda, miel

Boca: Seco, Acidez M, Alcohol M. Largo en boca.

Color oro

Nariz: flores blancas, lavanda, miel

Boca: Seco, Acidez M, Alcohol M. Largo en boca.

Aug 17th, 2019