Classification: DOC Sicilia
Grapes: Grillo 100%
Production area: Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy).
Soil type: medium texture soil, rich in limestone and good mineral endowment.
Altitude: 200/250 meters a.s.l.
Viticulture: vertical trellis system with a medium-high plant density (5000 vines/ha)
Climate: insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers.
Harvest period: from 1st to 2nd week of september, depending each year on the ripering of the grapes
Vinification: extremely soft pressing with membrane press, followed by static clarification of the must, fermentation at controlled temperatures (18°/20°C) partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in untoasted french oak barriques
Ageing: first 6 months of French oak barriques (ca 25% of the wine) in “sur lies”, then in bottle for at least 3/4 months
Alcohol content: 13,5%
- Visual: bright yellow straw with greenish reflections
- Olfactory: wide fruity bouquet with notes of tropical fruit, especially pineapple and citron
- Taste: fresh, intense and persistent with armonic saltinity and minerality
Pairing: excellent with starters and main courses of fish, shellfish and soft cheese
Serving Temperature: 12°/13°C