Porta Del Vento - Grillo Sicilia DOC 2019 750ml (13% ABV)
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GRILLO Grillo in purity, cultivated in the hills, harvested by hand, Vinification with short maceration on the skins and aging in concrete for at least six months followed by 4 months resting in bottle before release. Excellent structure and elegance with a savory / saline sensation underneath the citrus fruit and flinty minerality.
VARIETY :100% Grillo
TERROIR : 50 yr. old vines, sandy soil, 600 meters in altitude. Extreme winds with strong thermal excursions. Biodynamic and organic.
Info from Steven Graf Wine:
"Under the artistry of owner/winemaker Marco Sferlazzo, Porta del Vento is making some of the most exciting, wines in all of Sicily and beyond ... The vines that would become the Porta Del Vento estate were being tended by a larger, corporate company who decided to pull up aging Perricone and Catarratto vines to plant Merlot or something. Marco found this distasteful and decided to purchase the vines himself and convert all the vineyards to organic and biodynamic agriculture.
The tiny, Porta del Vento winery sits 2000 feet above Palermo, near the village of Camporeale ... The vineyard extends for eighteen hectares on the hills of the area of Alcamo doc and Monreale doc. Sandy soils on sandstone crust. Vineyards are mainly cultivated with "alberello" system and are almost fifty years old, exposed to the north following the steep slopes of the land. At 600m elevation, on incredibly steep slopes, this area is known for constant, brutal winds, blowing through the vineyards. These ever-present winds, along with the large, diurnal, temperature range, allow for wines of great concentration, character, low alcohol and racy acidity ... Porta del Vento's wines are uniquely expressive, conveying emotion and terroir."