Viola crafts this stunning, Champagne-esque bottling from the sandy soils of Sicily's northwest corner. Soil is calcareous and elevation is 400m.
"In wine there is a perfect chemical balance, only nature can go that far, who are we to do better than nature?" -Alessandro Viola
Viola is a small 7-hectare estate with a true cult-like following (his skin contact Sinfonia and elegant Note di Rosso red both sold out quickly, and we only have a few bottles of his rare late harvest Grillo remaining - hurry if you are intrigued!).
Unreal finesse and complexity. Bone dry, amazing bead, steely nose, subtle Bosc pear, salty sea spray, green apple skin, brioche, crushed limestone minerality, marzipan, puff pastry.
region: Alcamo, Sicily, Italy
style: sparkling (traditional method)
farming/cellar: organic & biodynamic farming, 90% of base wine fermented in combo of larger neutral oak and stainless-steel tanks while 10% fermented in smaller oak barrique, then blended and bottled, second fermentation on lees in bottle for 24 months, disgorged, zero dosage