- White Still, Dry
- Marco De Bartoli
- Italy, Sicilia DOC
- 1035 UAH
This Grillo comes from a 9 ha vineyard in Western Sicily, Contrada Samperi, Marsala. The average age of vines is over 20 years.
Grapes are gently destemmed and softly pressed to start a spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts. A small part of the batch is fermented in old barrels and macerated for 10 days. The remaining batch ferments in handmade clay amphoras by Tava and goes on macerating for a few months. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed in an environment with indirectly controlled temperature.
3400 bottles produced.
2022-07-28 - 8.50
What a beautiful Grillo. Slightly soaked apples, dark caramel, iron rust, menthol, and yeasty notes. With time it opens up slightly, revealing stone fruits and honey. Slightly fizzy at the beginning in a non-disturbing way. Fresh, multilayered and delicious.
Wine #2 on Mixed Bag Vol. 2: Orange.
2022-10-28 - 8.50
Consistently great macerated Grillo. Beautiful and sophisticated bouquet: dried medicinal herbs, baked apples, hay, and tropical fruits. Multilayered, almost perfectly balanced. Medium body, medium acidity, good tannin. Long evolving and flavourful aftertaste. Happy to taste it again.