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
|Celebrated for its hot sunny climate, historic monuments and rich culinary tradition, Sicily has been producing rich flavored and full-bodied wines since Greek and Roman times. Well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, hot sun, intense sun-light, and fertile soil, Sicily has blossomed into one of the world’s most promising wine regions.
Arancio cultivates its own grapes in two large estates along the windy south coast of the island. A total of 1,700 acres of estate vineyards are planted in single varietal fields in order to offer 100% single varietal wines to the final consumer.
Arancio’s new state-of-the-art facilities are utilized to take full advantage of what this bountiful land has to offer. A new generation of talented and passionate Sicilian winemarkers and vineyard managers produce Arancio wines that are consistent representations of Sicilian and International varietals grown in the hot Sicilian climate. Arancio wines are well reviewed by all major international magazines, year after year.