Him: how will I know I am in Istanbul if I cannot see ?
Her: you will smell the sea, hear the call to prayers, the cries of seagulls …. ( Thank you, F 🙂 )
Sometimes I think, as did Judy Collins about clouds (Both Sides Now), that I really don’t know wine at all.
Transported by Arianna Occhipinti’s Sicilia Bianco 2010, I sit, eyes closed, unable to see, smelling the sea, hearing cries of seagulls sounding very much like the opening notes of Bon Iver’s lovely cover of a Bonnie Raitt tune.
The power of wine to conjure memory and emotion, to transport us, remains to me a beautiful mystery.
Nonetheless, I remain gratefully willing to go.
A personality of ocean-like calm intensity. Scents of shore grass, lemon, honey, herb and perspiration seem to capture the bittersweet saline perfume which clings to your skin after a day at the seaside. Light in the mouth, yet structured, finishes with a subtle sensation of tannin-laced minerals. Intriguing, fascinating, charming. Let it be said: Arianna Occhipinti continues to raise the bar for natural wines.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Totally enjoyed this wine with Pacific salmon, couscous with petite peas and onion, spinach with garlic / olive oil. ( See Related Post for other food ideas . )
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