Story of the Wine:
The Grillo grape was probably brought to Sicily by the Phoenicians up to 1000BC. It was for many years the mainstay of Marsala but with the recent renaissance of wines in Sicily its potential has been realised. The Canicatti winery has recently been rebuilt and has a great deal of investment. Tonino Guzzo, its consultant winemaker, has been chosen in Decanter magazine as one of Italy’s up and coming winemakers and is making wines of outstanding quality.
Grape(s): 100% Grillo
Area: From vineyards around the town of Agrigentino in southern Sicily.
Av. age of vines: 15 years old
Vine density: 4,000 – 5,000 per ha.
Training System: Mainly Controspalliera, with renewable Cordone
Yield: 55 hl/ha.
Vinification: A cool fermentation at 160C for 15 days in stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Kept for 3 months in stainless steel vats and a further 2 months after bottling before release.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A lovely, firm, ripe nose with tones of citrus and on the palate a rounded and depth followed by a nicely balanced finish.
2) Grillo is a traditional Sicilian grape that is ideally suited to the island’s warmth and makes wines of elegance and body. The potential has always been there and now with winemakers of flair and expertise it can be realised. A lovely, firm, ripe nose with tones of citrus and on the palate a rounded and depth followed by a nicely balanced finish.
Country: Italy Region: Agrigento- Sicilia Grape: 100% Grillo Product code: 1575 Pack size: 6x75cl
This recently modernised co-operative has its vineyards in the south of Sicily around the town of Agrigento. This is regarded as one of the finest districts for the indigenous Nero d'Avola. The winemaker Tonino Guzzo was identified by Decanter magazine as one of Italy's promising stars.