Grillo from the young and passionate artisan wine producer Nino Barraco from the historical Sicilian wine region Marsala. A unique naturally produced Intense yellow wine made from the local Grillo grape. A wine with notes of toasted almonds and hazelnuts and slightly salty taste.
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|Producer||Azienda Agricola Barraco|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||In steel tanks for 8 months followed by 6 months in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||Toasted almond and hazelnut, marmelade, Mediterranean scrub.|
|Taste||Fresh acidity and sapidity, salty notes and with incredible persistence.|
|Pairs with||Baked fish, roasted white meat, mature cheeses. Serve at 12-14 C.|
The real big challenge for the company is to show that the wine produced in Marsala, where vines have existed for thousands of years, will continue to have a future in the good living room of world wine. His idea of wine finds inspiration in the rural tradition feeding on familiar know-how and the result of a passion for natural wine and of faith in the variability of nature.
The wine for Nino Barraco is a representation of identity, in which the dissonant notes participate strongly in the characterization of the same. The result is not a perfect wine, but a wine recognizable by its personality and diversity. The goal is to be able to give life to wines that are able to thrill even after years.
The Grillo vines for this white wine grow in Nino Barraco’s red sand, clay and limestone vineyards outside Marsala in Western Sicily at altitudes between 0 and 120 m. The vines have an age of 50 years.
The grapes were manually harvested, carefully sorted, and destemmed followed the spontaneous fermentation, at uncontrolled temperature, in small 2,500 liter steel tanks based on the natural yeasts present in the skins. The wine matured in steel tanks for 8 months followed by 6 months in the bottles.
Longevity: 3-5 years.