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Rina Ianca Grillo Viognier Sicilia DOC

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Rina Ianca Grillo Viognier Sicilia DOC

Rina Ianca has a bouquet of tropical fruit and vanilla aromas, with a perfect balance of fruit flavours and citrus acidity on the palate.

Grapes: a blend of Grillo and Viognier.

Harvest: vines are trained using the spalliera method. Yields are low, with production per vine kept strictly to a minimum in order to maximize the concentration in the grapes. All grapes are picked by hand in mid-September. Picking takes place only in the cool early hours of the morning to ensure the grapes remain in top condition. We take enormous care when making this decision in order to achieve the perfect balance between residual sugar and acidity. Grapes are placed into small containers so that they do not become crushed by their own weight.

Vinification: we make it a priority to handle the grapes as carefully and gently as possible. Once in the cellar, the grapes are gently destemmed, but not crushed. The two grape varieties are vinified separately.
Fermentation in each case is initiated by the addition of selected yeasts, and takes place at a temperature not exceeding 17-18°C for about 10 days. No malolactic fermentation takes place in order to maintain the valuable acidity. The two wines are blended together at the end of January.

Awards

YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2017Harpers Wine StarsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20164 stars
2017Berliner Wein TrophyDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2016gold medal
2017Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2016bronze medal
2017IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2016commended
2017SAKURA Japan Women Wine Award JPRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2016gold medal
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015commended
2016IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015commended
2016BioweinpreisDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015silver medal
2016BERLINER WEIN TROPHYDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015gold medal
2016IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015commended
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2015commended
2015Berliner Wein Trophy - 2nd TastingDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2014gold medal
2015MUNDUS VINI - SUMMER TASTINGDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2014gold medal
2015IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2014commended
2015Internationaler BioweinpreisDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2014silver medal
2014Asia Wine TrophyKRRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013gold medal
2014Wine of the Year 2014LatviRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013commended
2014Berliner Wine TrophyDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013gold medal
2014BioweinpreisDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013commended
2014IWSCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013silver medal
2014IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013commended
2014Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2013silver medal
2013Mundus ViniDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012silver medal
2013Berliner Wine TrophyDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012silver medal
2013BioweinpreisDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012silver medal
2013IWCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012bronze medal
2013Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012bronze medal
2013IWSCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2012bronze medal
2012Mundus ViniDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2011silver medal
2012BioweinpreisDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2011gold medal
2012Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20102 glasses
2011Le guide de L'Espresso - 2011ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20093 bottles
2011Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20092 glasses
2011I Vini di VeronelliITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20092 stars
2010I Vini di VeronelliITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20082 stars
2010Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20081 glass
2009Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20071 glass
2008IWSCUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2007bronze medal
2008Decanter World Wine AwardsUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2007bronze medal
2008International Wine ChallengeUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2007bronze medal
2008Mostra Nazionale Vini PramaggiUKRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2007gold medal
2008Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20062 glasses
2007Sicilia Terra di VinoITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier2006approved
2007Mundus ViniDERina Ianca Grillo Viognier2006approved
2007International Value Wine AwardCARina Ianca Grillo Viognier200687 point
2007Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia ITRina Ianca Grillo Viognier20062 glasses