Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Arianna Occhipinti 50cl- Sicily

$27.51

Green with golden reflections, this intensely fruited oil exhibits vegetal, wild herbs notes with hints of spices. This beautiful olive oil come from century-old trees located in Contrada Piraino. The olives are picked by hand mid-October, they are slowly pressed in a continuous cold cycle. Unfiltered, unfined, zero additives. Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians & Gluten Free.

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI, Vittoria
Biodynamic principles, natural
Arianna Occhipinti is the niece of Giusto Occhipinti of the legendary COS estate in Vittoria, south-eastern Sicily. Despite being relatively young, she is clear about her ethos and philosophy, which is to produce wines that express the unique territory of their native Iblein mountain vineyards. It is a windswept place with reddish, iron-rich soils and crabbed trees which hunch over low stone walls surrounding the vineyards. Agricultural traditions here are millenia-old and the SP68 cuvees indeed allude to this fact. The Strada Provinciale 68 is but a continuation of a three thousand year old stone track which ancient farmers would have used to bring their own wines to the coastal trading towns of Lentini and Catania. “Never as in Bombolieri I can feel that I'm carrying with me past and future at the same time. It was the oldest wine route ever documented.”

All the vineyards are worked using biodynamic principles and the work in the cellar is measured... not pushing the wine in any way... letting it find its own space... natural yeasts, no temperature control, no fining or filtration and minimal SO2 at bottling.