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NeroOro Grillo Appassimento Sicilia SOC


NeroOro Grillo Appassimento Sicilia SOC

Making Appassimento style wines with Grillo is really something quite new and different.
On the nose there are notes of dried fruits and nuts, with hints of oranges and grapefruit. The palate is soft and well-rounded, with touches of honey on the long finish. The colour is straw yellow with flecks of gold.

Grapes: 100% Grillo
Vineyard area: Our Grillo grapes are grown in the top white grape producing area around Marsala.

Harvest: Grapes are dried on the vines by twisting the bunches in mid-August. This allow the grapes to dry on the vines, but at the same time to retain enough acidity that is vital for excellent balance in the finished wine

Vinification: After about two weeks, the grapes are picked using small containers. They are de-stemmed and then very gently pressed at only 0,6 Barr in a pneumatic press.
We leave the wine to decant for about 24 hours and then fermentation takes place at about 17-18C° for about 12-15 days.The wines rests on the fine lees for about 3-4 months before bottling.

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