Tareni Grillo Sicilia

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Tareni Grillo Sicilia

£11.95

  • Designation: DOC
  • Producer: Cantine Pellegrino 1880
  • Year: 2018
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Grillo
  • Region: Sicily
  • Size: 75cl
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Tareni Grillo is a straw yellow delicate and elegant wine.  Fine aromas of citrus fruit are accompanied by notes of jasmine and orange blossom, on the palate it is fresh and well balanced with notes of citron and lemon, sweetened by hints of vanilla.  Sicily in a glass!

Tareni Grillo comes from the Mazara del Vallo area of the Trapani province.  The vines grow at 150m a.s.l. in the immediate hinterland of the coast.  It is an area with wide temperature ranges, which are mitigated by the wind blowing for the sea.

The harvest starts from the second week in August.  It is followed by vinification with a long low temperature fermentation.  Before bottling the wine rests for 4 months in stainless steel.

Food Match:  perfect with crustacean and shellfish based dishes and grilled fish.  11.95

Cantine Pellegrino since 1880  have cultivated the best Sicilian grapes, and today the company represent a reality of great tradition and experience on the island. Over the last 135 years Cantine Pellegrino have acquired a deep knowledge of the terroir, of the methods of cultivation of native vines and of the best techniques of vinification of the grapes.

The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.

The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of micro-climates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.

It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.

“We are committed to safeguarding the territory in which we operate and we cultivate the grapes on our estates exclusively with organic methods, in full respect of the environment. Green choices also concern all areas of production, from lighting to logistics and from waste management to the use of water resources, so as to limit any form of environmental pollution.”

 

 

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