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Rallo Azienda Agricola, Bianco Maggiore, Grillo, DOC Sicilia, Italy, 2018

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Technical Details

  • Blend: Grillo 100%

  • ABV: 13%

  • Closure: Synthetic cork

  • Colour: White

  • Style: Still wine

  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No

  • Suitable for Vegans: No

  • Organic: Yes

  • Biodynamic: No

Producer Profile

Working organically, the Vesco family focus on creating fragrant crisp Catarratto and perfumed fresh Nero d'Avola from their hillside vineyards. These vineyards are certified organic and are nestled high up in the hills south of Alcamo to take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures and greater diurnal differences. The vines look down on the town of Marsala where, when the grapes have been harvested, they are taken. Here Andrea Vesco treats them with respect, utilising modern technology to ensure the freshness is retained for the final wines and creating elegant examples of the varieties that are anything but what you would expect from such a hot land.

Viticulture

Rallo Azienda Agricola have vineyards in 3 main sites: Alcamo for Catarratto and Nero d'Avola; Marsala for Grillo and Pantelleria for the Zibbibo which that produces their delightful Passito di Pantelleria. The grapes tend to be picked earlier in the year than many of their neighbours which produces their customary bright, fresh style of wine.

Winemaking

Harvested in September, all the fruit is harvested at night which coupled with modern temperature controlled fermentations result in bright, fresh, modern wines.

Oak Treatment

No oak treatment.

Tasting Note

A heady mix of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits, this is well rounded and complex with a long mineral finish.

Food Matching

Delicious as an aperitif or served with seafood.

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