Arianna Occhipinti Nero d'Avola Siccagno Sicilia IGT 2010
On first opening the wine has a pungent, earthy nose reflecting it's natural credentials. Decant it or give it time to breathe as it's such a big wine. On the palate it has huge fruit with sweet tannins, good body and it's very smooth and beautifully balanced. This wine is very very good!
The nose showed tremendous depth with black cherry, wild herbs, hints of brown sugar, sweet floral tones and minerals, making it intense yet fresh all at once. On the palate, it was rich with dark fruit caressing the senses, showing black cherry and spiced holiday breads, (not sweet but dark and spicy with hints of molasses). The finish followed suit as rich fruit tones slowly melted away to reveal a fresh, clean finale. (93 points)