Grillo

Grillo

Grillo is perhaps Sicily’s lesser known grape variety, although it is certainly not inferior to other white grape varieties. Label drawn by Carolina Marengo.

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Tasting notes:

A straw-yellow wine characterised by rich apple and pear notes, which render it instantly recognisable and appreciated. The taste is warm and dry, slightly tannic and displaying a citric aroma.

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Pairings:

Ideal paired with medium-aged cheeses and suitable for combinations with fish cuts such as tuna or swordfish.

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Description of the wine

Grapes:

Grillo

Classification:

IGT Terre Siciliane

Vinification:

In steel

Refinement:

in 50% new and 50% second-use barriques

Duration of refinement before bottling:

8 months

Refinement in the bottle:

8 months

Vineyard altitude:

100 mt asl

Soil type:

Loose

Training system:

Spurred cordon

Planting density:

6000

Grape yield per hectare:

55 quintals

Harvesting period:

Mid-September

Fermentation tanks material:

Steel at a controlled temperature

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

 

Awards and Rating

91/100

91/100

 

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