Color: Deep straw yellow
Bouquet: An aroma distinctly tropical
with notes of mango and papaya, that blends with inklings of jasmine and white flowers.
Flavor: Balanced and harmonious with a delicate acidity.
A varietal native to Sicily, the Grillo is the most wide-spread and famous white varietal on the island and was historically used for production of Marsala.
Acate, in the province of Ragusa. This variety prefers typically sandy terrain that is sloped and gets a lot of sunlight. The type of farming is "Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
|Wine maker notes
|100% Grillo. It is an average – to late varietal with maturity reached about the second week in September.
The collection of the grapes, pressing, destemming is totally covered in the air (a method of vinification called "reduction”), the natural settling and fermentation take place at a controlled temperature of 64 degrees for 10 days. Maturation on the lees takes for 5 months in steel tanks.
|Goes well with seafood, first course pasta dishes with
vegetables, white meats and baked fish. The richness and
the aromatic fragrance of the Grillo makes it the ideal wine to
pair with a dish such as a veal carpaccio with celery and
|Rich, harmonious and full of character. They are reminiscent of the splendid features of our vineyards: the sun, the sea, nature and its generous soils. Wines which combine tradition and modernity, dedicated to those who want to rediscover tastes true to Sicily.