Grillo Sicilia DOC 2020 – Gurrieri
Intense fragrance with floral notes and hints of grapefruit and citrus, herbal and smoky notes. On the palate, it has a fresh, balanced, intense and persistent taste, with good body and a balance acidity. This wine is very lively and fresh, dry, subtle yet continuous, with delicate hints of fresh fruit and flowers.
It pairs well as an aperitif and can be enjoyed with fresh cheeses, pasta dishes, vegetables, salads, fish, shellfish, and white meats.
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The story of Gurrieri originates from a family passion. Giovanni and Angela, born and raised with the agricultural and farming passion of their father Vincenzo and mother Graziella who have been producing grapes together for fifty years, continue the family tradition and decide to produce grapes, wine, and oil in Sicily, in Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the province of Ragusa. The dream of making a Sicilian wine that represents the identity of the birthplace begins in 2010 with the first bottling.
We are in the countryside of the Monti Iblei, in the fertile Val di Noto, in the area of the only Sicilian DOCG, that of Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
For each label, small quantities are produced: around 3000 bottles. Thus, the “Gurrieri collection” is born, which becomes the reflection of the agricultural and farming vocation of Ragusa.
Today, the family cultivates organically and enhances autochthonous grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Grillo, and an international grape variety, Syrah, well adapted to Sicilian soils and climate.
Grillo is a versatile white grape variety that is primarily grown in Sicily. Although it has historically been used in the production of fortified Marsala wines, it is now more commonly used to produce still white wines, which can be either varietal or blended.
There is some debate over the origins of Grillo, with some suggesting that it is native to Sicily and others proposing that it was introduced to the island from the southern Italian region of Puglia. Regardless of its origin, Grillo is well-suited to the hot and dry Sicilian climate, and its high sugar levels and oxidation resistance make it a good candidate for fortification.
However, as quality has become a more important consideration for Sicilian wine producers, Grillo has begun to receive more attention as a varietal for still white wines. When vinified to a high standard, Grillo produces a fresh, light wine with nutty, fruit-driven flavours that include notes of lemon and apple.
Grillo is quickly gaining recognition as a contender for the quintessential Italian table white, offering a light, easy-drinking style at a good value. In this regard, it competes with other popular Italian whites like Soave, Gavi, and Pinot Grigio.
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