Grappoli del Grillo by De Bartoli
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Grappoli del Grillo Wine Marco De Bartoli

Marco De Bartoli's first white wine

The production of Marco De Bartoli's white wines began with Grappoli del Grillo in 1990. Obtained from Grillo grapes grown in the Samperi district on sandy soils near the sea, Grappoli del Grillo is a great structure, complex and full-bodied white wine which evolves in the bottle in a surprising way, developing new aromas.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2022

€34.20 Tax included

€28.03 Tax excluded

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Grappoli del Grillo Riserva BIO 2022 Marco De Bartoli Wines

Grappoli del Grillo was born from a brilliant intuition of Marco De Bartoli. In 1990 with the native Grillo grapes of the Marsala area used to produce until then only Marsala wine, De Bartoli decided to produce a dry white table wine. Thus was born the first table wine made from 100% Grillo grapes. This austere vine on the sandy soils of Contrada Samperi and thanks to the proximity of the sea gives a grillo wine with iodine and fruity notes, of great elegance and structure. Aged in French oak to preserve its aromas, Grappoli del Grillo evolves unexpectedly in the bottle, developing unrepeatable and always different aromas.

Denomination: Sicilia DOC

Type: Organic white wine

Grape Varity: 100% Grillo

Vineyards: Contrada Samperi

Production Area: Western Sicily, Marsala (TP)

Soil: calcareous, medium texture, tending towards sandy, flat

Vineyard surface area: 9 ha

Average age of the vineyard: over 25 years

Training system: counter-espalier

Type of pruning: Guyot

Density of vines per ha: 3500 plants

Grape yield per hectare: 60 hl

Harvest: manual, during the last week of August

Vinification: after a careful and rigorous manual selection of the bunches, the grapes are subjected to soft pressing. The must obtained naturally decants cold for 48 hours

Fermentation: the clarified part starts fermentation, with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature, first in steel tanks and then in French oak barrels to preserve the primary aromas and enhance the bouquet during the refinement period

Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels of various sizes in the presence of suspended yeasts (bâtonnage technique) until maturity. Refines well in the bottle

Analytical data of the wine: total acidity 7.32; residual sugars 1.4; Total SO2: 39 mg/l

Alcohol content: 13% vol

Color: intense yellow with greenish reflections

Nose: fruity and floral bouquet with aromas of pineapple, exotic fruit and wild flowers

Palate: fruity and elegant. The finish is slightly bitter and persistent

Pairings: excellent white wine to pair with characterful dishes. Perfect with grilled fish, tempura fish and risottos

Serving temperature: 10-12°C

Longevity: 5 years. Surprising to taste it after 10 years of aging in the bottle

First vintage: 1991

Bottled at origin by Società Agricola De Bartoli srl - Pantelleria - Italy in the Marsala cellar

Grapes
Grillo
Region
Sicily
Appellation
Sicilia DOC
Alcohol level
13

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