Altavilla della Corte Bianco Firriato



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Altavilla della Corte Bianco Firriato

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A variety with an extraordinary, universal appeal: Grillo 100 %. First brought to Sicily by the Phoenicians, it has managed to survive since then by appealing to countless generations of winedrinkers. 

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First of all it entices with its brillant golden colour; then seduces with its intoxicating and complex aromas of almonds, apples, white flowers with hints of sage, thyme and rosemary. The palate shows Grillo's noble breed with a full, yet caressing structure. Finally, The perfect equilibrium of fruit, texture and acidity crown Grillo's natural birthright as a wine of unique character. 

Classification IGT Sicilia 
Grape varieties 100% Grillo 
Vineyards location Trapani province - Guarini Estate, 300-400 mt. a.s.l. 
Soil composition medium mixture with a clayey tendency 
Training system Cordon trained, spur pruned 
Nr. Vines per hectare n° 5.000 / 5.500 
Yields per hectare 8.200 kg 
Harvest I-II decade of September 
Fermentation Temperature 14°-16°C 
Period of fermentation 20 - 25 days 
Production method Soft-pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature, maturation in Steel Tanks 
Alcohol 13,5 % by vol. 
Tasting notes Brillant golden yellow colour; notes of white flowers, delicate in the finish with hints of almonds and aromatic herbs: sage, thyme and rosemary; 
Production 290.000 bottles 
Glass Tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and height 
Serving temperature 12/14° C. 
Pairing Hors d'oeuvres and seafood: fish and shellfish; medium-age cheese and white meat