GRAPE: Grillo 100%
ORIGINAL AREA: Western part of Sicily in the Alcamo area, Tenute Piraino.
CLASSIFICATION: Sicily D.O.C. (Controlled Designation of Origin).
SOIL: Medium-textured tending to clay.
ALTITUDE: 250-300 metres above sea level.
VINEYARD: Counter-espalier with the Guyot pruning system.
CLIMATE: Mild and rainy winters, hot and windy summers.
GRAPE HARVEST: First two weeks of september. Hand harvest.
TYPE OF VINIFICATION: Destemming and soft pressing of the grapes, cryomaceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature. Maturation in stainless steel tanks for 4 months, then bottling and commercialization.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: Straw yellow with green reflexes. Of intense and persistent scents with remarkable fruity and citrusy notes to the palate energes a balanced persistent fresh taste.
FOOD PAIRING: Excellent with fish appetizers, first and second fish courses and fresh cheese.
TEMPERATURE: Serve at 8°-10° C
ALCOHOL: 12,5% – 13% vol