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