The Grillo from the renowned organic wine producer Spadafora Dei Principi di Spadafora is a rich straw yellow naturally produced organic wine. A typical fresh and fruity Sicilian Grillo wine excellent to be enjoyed on warm Summer days or with fish and white meat dishes.
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|Producer||Dei Principi di Spadafora|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||12 months in cement vats and 4 months in bottles.|
|Bouquet||Fruity and aromatic.|
|Taste||Rich and savory.|
|Pairs with||Fish dishes and white meats. It also goes well with semi-soft cheeses. Serve at 12-13 C.|
The Grillo vines for this organic Grillo wine grow in the sandy and clay vineyards of Spadafora in contrada Virzì in Monreale to the southwest of Palermo in western Sicily.
The grapes are grown at a height of 350 m above sea level and are subject to a temperature variation of 10-15°C, between day and night which improves the acid sugar balance.
Harvesting of the Grillo grapes, which is done manually, starts at around six o'clock in the morning so as to reach a low temperature of around 17°C. The grapes are then stripped, using a rotating eccentric screw pump, and drop into a heat exchanger, which further lowers the temperature by 10-15°C. Viniﬁcation and ageing is with spontaneous fermentation using only natural yeasts without sulfur dioxide, at controlled temperature in cement vats. The wine was aged for 12 months in vats and 4 months in bottles
Longevity is 3-5 years.