SM, contrada Santa Margherita by Arianna Occhipinti
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Wine from Contrada Santa Margherita Grillo - Arianna Occhipinti

The white wine SM Contrada Santa Margherita by Arianna Occhipinti is a particularly sapid, elegant 100% Grillo with great personality and aromatic intensity. Excellent balance between the alcoholic and acidic sensations. To give it these unique characteristics is the terroir on which the vineyard stands, partly rich in chalk and fossils, partly calcareous.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2022

€37.50 Tax included

€30.74 Tax excluded

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Contrada Santa Margherita was born from Arianna's passion and desire to give life to a white wine capable of enclosing the limestone and the landscape of the Iblei Mountains in a single sip. The vineyard, carefully chosen by Arianna at the foot of Chiaramonte Gulfi, is divided into 4 parcels. The Costa Sud and Costa Nord parcels with soils rich in chalk and fossils yield salinity and complexity. The Terrazza and Trefile parcels with soils rich in calcareous pebbles yield pulp and acidity. The result is an extraordinary Sicilian white produced in a natural way.

Denomination: IGT Terre Siciliane

Grape variety: 100% Grillo

Production area: C/da Santa Margherita, Chiaramonte Gulfi (RG)

Altitude: 490 meters above sea level

Vineyard extension: 2 ha approx

Soil: whitish calcareous-sandy marl alternating with yellowish-white sands and calcarenites

Training system: alberello

Age of vines: 5 years

Plant density: 6,000 vines per hectare

Yield per hectare: 30 hl

Harvest: manual

Vinification: destemming, maceration on the skins for 48 hours and spontaneous fermentation in concrete vats and Austrian oak barrels. Racking at the end of fermentation

Refinement: 12 months in the same concrete vats and Austrian oak barrels

Total sulfur dioxide: 35 mg/l

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol

Colour: bright straw yellow

Nose: aromas of citrus fruits, typical Mediterranean spicy and floral notes

Palate: fresh, with great character and marked marine sapidity

Pairings: excellent as an aperitif, with fish-based dishes, white meats and fries. Try it with traditional Sicilian recipes such as vegetable caponata or beccafico sardines

Serving temperature: 10-12°C

Originally bottled by Az. Agr. Arianna Occhipinti - Vittoria - Italy

Grapes
Grillo
Region
Sicily
Appellation
Terre Siciliane IGT
Alcohol level
12.5%

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