Cavallo delle Fate Grillo

An ancient variety, a cross betwen Moscato and Catarratto, for a wine with fine aromas and complexity. We try to play with different harvest times: one portion a bit early, to obtain freshness and minerality, and the remaining portion later, to give structure and body. The cricket (grillo) was used by the fairies as a horse, and existed in fairy tales “once upon a time,” and now in this wine, too.

 
 
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Cavallo delle Fate Grillo
Cavallo delle Fate Grillo
Grapes:
Grillo.
Appellation:
Grillo Sicilia D.O.C.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
"Sant’Anna" Ha 5, "Piana Case Vecchie" Ha 3.
Training system:
Espalier.
Pruning system:
High Guyot.
Vines per Ha:
4,600.
Yield per Ha:
110 q.
Production method:
In stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature:
16/18°C.
Maceration:
15 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not developed
Ageing:
4 months in stainless steel tanks with fermenting agents.
Alcohol content:
13% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.38 - TA 5.00 g/l - RS 1.00 g/l - TE 20.60 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Bright, straw-yellow.

Bouquet:

Complex aroma of fresh fruit, citrus and floral hints typically Mediterranean.

Taste:

Fresh and persistent, with enhanced tastiness and body.

Serving temperature:

14°C.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2016
Guida Vini d’Italia L’Espresso
-
17
2014
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2015
James Suckling
-
87 points
2013
 
 

GRILLO

GRILLO

This grape has been the lead player in the production of Marsala for morethan two centuries. Vertical-trellised or traditionally bush-trained ('a alberello'), it's a vigorous, high-yielding plant. Leaves are large, dark and five-lobed. Clusters are large, elongated and often winged, with big, fairly round greenberries which take on a golden hue as they ripen, and present orangey markswhere exposed to the sun.