Grillo Terre Siciliane - La Mura
Made from 100% organically grown Grillo grapes, the unique indigenous grape variety of Sicily, the wine is extremely characterful with a distinct floral bouquet. The palate is fresh yet well rounded with loads of citrus and tropical fruit flavours balanced by a perfect level of acidity that refreshes and enlivens the palate. Organic certified and suitable for vegans.
- Country: Italy
- Region: Sicily
- Subregion: Marsala
- Vintage: 2021
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Grillo
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Screwcap
- Style: Aromatic and floral
- Drink With: Shellfish and white fish
Fermentation was temperature controlled and the wine was then aged for several months on the fine lees in stainless stell tanks. There was no malolactic fermentation thus retaining all of the fresh acidity in the wine, something which is very important in such a hot climate. The grapes for this wine were selected from prime vineyard sites in the Marsala area of Sicily and Grillo is the most traditional variety to be planted here. Grapes were picked by hand and only the ripest bunches were selected.
Why we like this wine
The proximity to the coast of marsala's vineyards and this together with the ever-present sunshine makes organic farming easy to achieve. Great care has been taken to keep the pure fruit properties of the Grillo grape and it is quite unusual to find a true organic and certified wine at this price point. It's simply delicious to drink and is almost like having some sunshine in a glass.
- A great example of Grillo
- Organic and Vegan
- Superb value for money
What Richard thinks?
Since this Organic project was set up a number of years ago we have seen the quality of this wine increase year on year and when I tasted this recently I was really impressed with it. The Grillo grape variety is indigenous to this part of Italy and loves the abundance of sunshine and cooling sea breezes in this part of the world. As well as drinking well above its price point it offers a fresh, vibrant and crisp style that can be drunk as an aperitif or with fish or shellfish dishes. Grab yourself a bargain and try it for yourself.
About the grower
Casa Girelli is a negotiant company based in Trento in Northern Italy. Founded in the latter part of the ninetennth century, they are now recognised as being one of the foremost broking companies for sourcing Italian wines from many regions but principally for the wines of the north west.
We have been working closely with them to develop several ranges of wines that offer above all else, high quality, but due to their incredible buying power, the wines always remain at very sensible prices.
Utmost attention to detail and constant research are key to achieving reliable superior quality in winemaking, with no compromise." This is their philosophy which is applied to all stages of winemaking, from the vineyards to the cellar itself The team of oenotechnicians are constantly engaged in research in order to ensure superior quality wines.
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