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Information about Grillo

Grape variety Grillo
Synonyms riddu.
Grape colour White grape
Variety Autochthonous
Vigour Excellent
Ripening Second fortnight in September.
Productivity Good and constant.
Areas of cultivation It is widespread in Sicily.
History There is some debate as to the origins of Grillo, as its earliest mention comes as recently as the mid-19th Century. Some believe that the variety is native to Sicily, suggesting it is the progeny of Catarratto and Muscat of Alexandria. Others have hypothesized that it was brought to the island from the southern Italian region of Puglia. There is even some evidence to suggest that this was the variety in the Roman wine Mamertino, a particular favorite of Julius Caesar.
Ampelographic features Leaf: Medium, rounded pentagonal, sometimes almost orbicular; Quinquelobata, sometimes almost whole; Closed petiole breast with superimposed edges or very narrow V; Lateral breasts, both upper and lower, not very deep and closed; Flat lobby; Corner at the top of the obtuse terminal lobes; Top page intense green color, flat, glabrous surfaces, slightly glossy; Bottom side light green color, with some rare hair along the 1st order ribs; Green-clear main ribbons, both on the upper and lower pages; Protruding those of 1st, 2nd and 3rd order; Flap of medium consistency, slightly twisted; Teeth at convex and mucron edges; irregular; On an average broad basis. Bunch: Medium, cylindrical or conical, usually simple, sometimes winged, spotted or moderately compact; Average length of bunch cm 16; Herbaceous peduncle, robust, medium long, light green; Medium peduncle, light green, with clear, greenish, non-verrucal tendons; Medium brush, white. Acino: medium or large, spheroidal, regular, with regular cross section (circular); Transparent, golden yellow peel with irregularly distributed color (in some areas the color of the foregoing is replaced by rusty patches, very diffuse), slightly pruning, thick and consistent; Persistent and dotted navel; Meaty pulp, sweet and simple flavor; Colorless juice.
Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety Generally, the wines are of straw-colored color, with a fairly good olfactory aroma range, with herbs, with a personal touch of nettle, followed by floral notes with jasmine notes and citrus-peeled citrus notes. The palate is always well-structured, often alcoholic and salty. Good acidity is part of the structure but at the same time it is soft. The resulting dry wines are always astringent, sometimes with terrible scents.
Notes It fits perfectly with the crustaceans and fish fried, even grilled or cooked with pasta and rice. It's fine with fish and vegetables appetizers.

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White still
13.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 266.00
White still
IGT Terre Siciliane, 33% Ansonica/Inzolia, 33% Grillo, 34% Zibibbo
13.00%, 0,75 l
GR 3
HK$ 363.00
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White fortified wine
DOC Marsala Vergine/Soleras Riserva Liquoroso, Ansonica/Inzolia, Catarratto Bianco Comune, Grillo
19.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 242.00
Currently NOT available
White still
Mandrarossa (Settesoli)
DOC Sicilia Grillo, 100% Grillo
13.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 103.00
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