Grillo, Uriel, Sicily IGT, 2017

  Poggio Anima

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Sicily

In the baking Sicilian sun respite is found from the heat at alitude. On the sundrenched volcanic slopes of Mount Etna heat is mitigated by elevated vineyard sites that provide refreshing air currents and positively cool nights. A relatively new region in terms of high quality production, producers such as Tenuta delle Terre Nere are proving what can be achieved with Burgundian treatment of grapes such as Nerello Mascalese. These are wines that need to be tasted to be believed offering the aromatic qualities of Pinot Noir alongside some of the backbone of Nebbiolo.

Grape Type: Grillo

Grillo, a.k.a. Rossese Bianco and Riddu, is a white Italian grape variety which is able to withstand high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wines and also notably used for making Marsala. Its origins are unknown, some believe it may have been introduced into the island of Sicily from Apulia.