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Straw yellow with green highlights. Intense, vibrant aromas of grapefruit with hints of basil. Fresh, intense and pleasant.
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Grape Varieties 100% Grillo
Appellation Sicilia DOC
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Production area Menfi, Southwest coast of Sicily
Background Mandrarossa wines were born out of a mission for excellence when a team of industry experts joined forces to create high quality wines of both indigenous and international varietals from Sicily to introduce to the world. This team of experts identified top estates that yield the best quality and worked closely with select growers to deliver the truest and highest valued expression of the selected varietals offered by Mandrarossa wines. Ideal microclimatic conditions of intense sunlight, coastal sea breezes and rich chalky soils combine to produce these rich, aromatic wines. Mandrarossa Grillo grows on sandy soils, on winding dunes that slope down to the sea. This particular microclimate bestows the wine with excellent minerality for a thoroughly enjoyable flavor
Vinification The vineyards grow on south and southeast facing hills at 262-656 feet above sea level on sandy and medium textured soils. The vines grow on vertical trellis training and guyot pruning. Harvest occurs at the end of August. After cryomaceration of grapes for 4 to 6 hours at 41- 46 degrees Fahrenheit, the must ferments in steel tanks for 15 to 20 days at 60-64 degrees Fahrenheit. The wine is then aged for 4 months in steel tanks at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Color Straw yellow with green highlights
Nose Intense, vibrant aromas of grapefruit with hints of basil
Palate Fresh, intense and pleasant.
Analysis Alcohol: 12 %pH: 3.27RS: 1.9TA: 6.10
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Serving Suggestions Excellent with grilled vegetables, vegetable soups, white meats and cheese