Terroir: The Rapitala Grillo is selected from vineyards sitting between 900 and 1300 feet, high on the slopes of the Rapitala estate. Vines are trained using the traditional Guyot system in soils made up of clay, small pebbles and sand.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested in mid-August, slightly before reaching ripeness in order to retain a balance between sugar levels and acidity. To preserve freshness the grapes are pressed, fermented and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
Rapitala Grillo is an excellent choice with light pastas, vegetables, shellfish and grilled white meats.
The 2013 Grillo is golden yellow/green with a nose of herb, floral notes and citrus. Light and crisp on the palate with a clean refreshing finish
Score: 87 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
"The 2013 Sicilia Grillo is vibrant and fresh with lively tones of lemon zest, jasmine and white peach. Those fruit tones are enhanced by dim accents of chopped mint and crushed mineral. Drink 2014-2015."
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