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Talìa organic grillo 2018

sicilia, italy

 

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Sicilia DOC

VINEYARDS: Steep mountain vineyards around the tiny village of Camporeale

VARIETAL: Grillo 100%

FARMING: Organic Certified.

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: 1,000 feet altitude with brown limestone soil, northern exposure

WEATHER: Mediterranean

VINES: 10 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates in late August to early September.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in small stainless steel tanks. All work done by gravity without pipes or pumps.

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Traditional.

MALOLACTIC: Spontaneous, if any.

LEES CONTACT: 6 months

OAK BARREL AGING: No.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.

SULFITES: Less than 60 ppm

WINEMAKER: Antonino Vilardi

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard

TASTING NOTES: Straw yellow in the glass, with golden reflections. Delicate aromas of grass and citrus notes. In the mouth, generous, elegant and well balanced with a long finish.

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