Grillo, Rupe Secca

SECC001
Grillo, also known as Riddu and Rossese bianco, is a white Italian wine grape variety which withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making. The Grillo, Rupe Secca is a superb example of what can be achieved from this grape, and offers a delicious and interesting alternative to Pinot Grigio or even New World Rhone varietals - with flecks of green apples, guava, mango and a touch of vanilla spice. Weighty, but with lovely complex structure.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£8.99
 

Stefano Girelli - The Wine People

We have worked with Stefan Girelli for over 25 years, a relationship that has yielded many exceptional wines, from everyday drinking to fine Chianti estate wines. In 2009 Stefano established a new business called ‘The Wine People’ in partnership with Frenchman, Philippe Marx, and Dutchman Peter Kosten. They have combined their skill and experience to bring affordable good value wines from across Italy, with the help of renowned Italian winemaker Stefano Chioccioli who makes all the wines. (Please look separately for the superb Chiantis from Chioccioli.) All vineyards are situated on gentle hillside slopes in the Treviso province. Vines are Cordon trained and density is 4-5,000 plants per hectare.

Tasting Notes

Intense bouquet and lovely palate of citrus and tropical fruit flavors and refreshing acidity.

Food Matches

Try with marinated shrimps, scallops or a Caesar salad

Vinification

The grapes are hand-picked, employing various canopy management (vine training) techniques due to the fact that the bunches reach the peak of their maturity in mid-September. Following destemming, the grapes are gently pressed with a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature not exceeding 18°C for approximately 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation does not take place so that the wine retains all of the grape’s natural acidity.