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Il Grillo di Santa Tresa - Vino Spumante Brut


Il Grillo di Santa Tresa - Vino Spumante Brut

Pale straw coloured with hints of gold, Grillo Spumante has fine, gentle bubbles and a fresh fruity nose with hints of citrus and floral notes. On the palate the wine is very well balanced, gentle and soft with a refreshing burst of acidity and spectacular fruity notes.

Grapes: 100% Grillo

Harvest: Picking usually starts in late August, when the grapes have the perfect balance of fruit and sugars, while retaining the necessary high level of acidity needed to create a fresh Spumante style.

Vinification: Following de-stemming, the grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Prior to fermentation, the juice is chilled, allowing the solid particles to settle naturally, giving a clear juice ready for fermentation. Selected yeasts are added to initiate fermentation. As soon as the fermentation is finished, the wine is racked to another stainless steel tank. Here it is stored at a controlled temperature while the secondary fermentation takes place. In order to maintain the optimum level of natural acidity, malolactic fermentation does not take place.
The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature not exceeding 18 °C and lasts approximately 8-10 days. The secondary fermentation takes place in small, closed stainless steel tanks and is initiated by a very specific yeast which very slowly at a temperature of 14 °C, which helps to retain the freshness and fruit of the Grillo.


YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2017Harpers Wine StarsUKGrillo Vino Spumante BrutNA4 stars
2017Decanter World Wine AwardsUKGrillo Vino Spumante BrutNAcommended
2017IWCUKGrillo Vino Spumante BrutNAbronze medal
2017Berliner Wine TrophyDEGrillo Vino Spumante BrutNAgold medal
2016Millesime BIOFRGrillo Vino Spumante BrutNAbronze medal
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