Grillo Mozia

This story tells about the project of two important families, Tasca d'Almerita and Whitaker who share a great passion: The island of Mothia. The Whitaker Foundation sees Tasca d'Almerita as the only reliable Sicilian partner who can manage a plan of recovery and improvement of the historical vineyards of Mothia. Tasca d'Almerita takes the challenge of producing a Grillo wine in purity. On the island, 5 of the 7 hectares of the Grillo bush-trained vineyards, are productive. Some of them still date back to the old Whitaker estate and other have been planted after many years of experimentation by the Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino (Regional Institute for Vine and Wine) under the supervision of professor Giacomo Tachis, one of the most pre-eminent Italian agronomists. The harvest takes place at dawn, grapes are collected in wooden cases and get immediately transferred to the Regaleali estate, in temperature controlled trucks. At the winery the grapes get pressed and the must is placed in temperature controlled steel tanks for the fermentation and a brief ageing.

 
 
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Grillo Mozia
Grillo Mozia
Grapes:
Grillo.
Appellation:
Terre Siciliane I.G.T.
Production area:
San Pantaleo (Mozia) island of Stagnone, total surface 40 h. (100 acres) at a short distance from Marsala (TP).
Training system:
Bush.
Pruning system:
“Marsalese” style short and long.
Vines per Ha:
4,000.
Yield per Ha:
1.0 t.
Production method:
In stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature:
16/18°C.
Maceration:
15 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not developed.
Ageing:
5 months in stainless steel tanks on yeasts.
Alcohol content:
12.00% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3,25 - AT 6,50 g/l - ZR 1,70 g/l - ET 23,60 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Brilliant light straw yellow.

Bouquet:

Complex combination of fresh fruits, citrus and flowers typical of Mediterranean coast.

Taste:

Very fresh and persistent, mineral.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2013
D'Agata e Massimo Comparini - Guida ai Migliori vini d'Italia
-
-
2011
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2009
L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
-
16/20
2007
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2009
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni
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95 punti
2007
 
 

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.