Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola

9.114 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

“Siccagno” is becoming so challenging to find around here anymore and I have little doubt that we can thank Stanley Tucci for that! Siccagno is Arianna’s Nero d’Avola and comes from the Sicilian name for the variety. This bottle was popped and poured, consumed over 3 days and I found this to be drinking its best on Day 3. Deep ruby color with a nearly opaque core. Medium viscosity. On the nose, dark cherry, plum, leather and dusty earth. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with dark cherry fruit, dried strawberry and earth again. Medium tannin and medium+ acid. A delicious and utterly charming wine. The more wines I try from Arianna, the deeper I fall in love.

“Siccagno” is becoming so challenging to find around here anymore and I have little doubt that we can thank Stanley Tucci for that! Siccagno is Arianna’s Nero d’Avola and comes from the Sicilian name for the variety. This bottle was popped and poured, consumed over 3 days and I found this to be drinking its best on Day 3. Deep ruby color with a nearly opaque core. Medium viscosity. On the nose, dark cherry, plum, leather and dusty earth. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with dark cherry fruit, dried strawberry and earth again. Medium tannin and medium+ acid. A delicious and utterly charming wine. The more wines I try from Arianna, the deeper I fall in love.

Oct 15th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Superb. Sour cherry, pomegranate, violets, sweet food friendly tannins, crowd pleaser but has real elegance

Superb. Sour cherry, pomegranate, violets, sweet food friendly tannins, crowd pleaser but has real elegance

Jan 11th, 2021
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Nero d’Avola at its best!

Nero d’Avola at its best!

Nov 19th, 2020
Darren Dittrich

Another delicious red wine from Arianna. Big and bold with ripe (almost stewed, but not overly prominent) red cherry, balanced with some grippy tannins and acidity. Better with some air. Served lightly chilled. Lovely wine with something for both the wine geeks, and the big-red-wine crew. Biodynamic, only 12.5 ABV, aged in 3000 liter casks.

Another delicious red wine from Arianna. Big and bold with ripe (almost stewed, but not overly prominent) red cherry, balanced with some grippy tannins and acidity. Better with some air. Served lightly chilled. Lovely wine with something for both the wine geeks, and the big-red-wine crew. Biodynamic, only 12.5 ABV, aged in 3000 liter casks.

Oct 18th, 2020
Kyle Bloudoff-Indelicato

Tar, forest, herbal, raspberry. Tart and tasty

Tar, forest, herbal, raspberry. Tart and tasty

Apr 28th, 2022
Adam Gäfvert

Flirtig och frisk. Inte så fruktig som nero brukar vara utan känns som den har vinifierats väldigt lätt. Mer omogen frukt med syrlig karaktär. Lite naturligt nässlig. Ok men inte prisvärd.

Flirtig och frisk. Inte så fruktig som nero brukar vara utan känns som den har vinifierats väldigt lätt. Mer omogen frukt med syrlig karaktär. Lite naturligt nässlig. Ok men inte prisvärd.

Jan 28th, 2021
Anthony Lombardi

Medium bodied pretty stuff. Very young with acid out in front of everything right now. Needs some air or time in the bottle to fully come together, but still a very nice wine.

Medium bodied pretty stuff. Very young with acid out in front of everything right now. Needs some air or time in the bottle to fully come together, but still a very nice wine.

Oct 31st, 2020
Anna Filipovich

Anna had this 10 months ago

Anna had this 10 months ago

Aug 27th, 2021
Nathan Kinney

Nathan had this 10 months ago

Nathan had this 10 months ago

Aug 22nd, 2021
Vincent Ross

Vincent had this a year ago

Vincent had this a year ago

Jul 25th, 2021