Grillo Mozia

A small island museum in the lagoon of Marsala (lo Stagnone), Mozia is a truly one-of-a kind production site. Here the marine ecosystem has always been associated with the vineyard, and the first plantation dates back to the early nineteenth century when the British, upon their arrival in Marsala, recognised the site's potential. The vineyard is organically cultivated as bushes in a non-irrigated regime. The grapes are harvested and collected in cases, transported to the mainland on flat-bottomed boats and transferred to the Regaleali estate in temperature-controlled trucks to preserve the aromatic integrity the grapes. Yellow in colour with greenish notes, scents of broom, lemongrass, anise, lilac, mint, spicy notes of white pepper and a mineral vein of flint.

 
 
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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:
7 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:
13% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.27 - AT 5.90 g/l - ZR 1.50 g/l - ET 19.90 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
-
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.