Grillo Terre Siciliane Molino a Vento

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Grillo Terre Siciliane Molino a Vento

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  • Designation: IGT
  • Producer: Tenute Orestiadi
  • Year: 2016
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Grillo
  • Region: Sicily
  • Size: 75cl
Style:

Straw yellow with olive green hues, complex mix of tropical fruits and citrus, fresh, crispy, hints of yellow melon

Grillo Terre Siciliane IGT

This elegant wine, straw yellow with olive green hues in appearance, displays a complex mix of tropical fruits and Mediterranean citrus. On the palate is fresh with naturally crispy acidity combined with hints of yellow melon and tropical fruit.

Decanter 2015 Bronze Medal

The vines are grown on the Belice Valley, 300 m.a.s.l. North-East Sicily, and the density of plants  is 4000 per hectare on relatively deep alluvial based soils of medium texture.

The Grillo is a Sicilian indigenous variety which receives 12 hours cold skin contact prior to pressing to extract the maximum flavour potential from the skins. Fermentation is conducted at 10-12°c for 13 -15 days to preserve natural bouquet and enhance the typical variety flavours.

The vineyards of Tenute Orestiadi   stretch out between the gentle hills that open onto the Belice Valley and the sea of the ancient Selinunte.  The wines are produced in these lands, full of history and profoundly scarred in 1968 by an earthquake (6.3 Richter) that completely obliterated lives, identity and places.

The name of Tenute Orestiadi evokes distant myths and legends, like the one of Orestes which thanks to Aeschylus, twenty centuries ago, were brought to the stage.

 

In Sicily, the history of the windmills and wine are linked by the wind, an essential

element for the health and quality of the grapes. Its presence helps mitigate the hot summer temperatures thus contributing to the incredible climatic variations essential for the life cycle of the vineyards.

 

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