Il Salinaro Grillo
Balanced, Citrus Aromas, Floral aromas, Fresh
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
A Grillo named Salinaro, from the name of the salt pans found along the coast of Trapani, whose breezes gives such richness of flavour to the grapes.
Straw yellow and clean, with fine scents of citrus fruits with strong floral notes of jasmin and orange blossom. The palate is fresh and balanced, with notes of grapefruit, citron and lemon, softened by hints of vanilla.
Lovely pairing is grilled fish steaks and fried fish, to be served at 8-12 C.
The grapes for this stunning Grillo are grown on calcareous and sandy soil where there is a good balance between air and water in the soil, as well as a good water reserve.
It is an altitude of zero above sea level, at about 800 metres away from the sea, where the mitigating effects of the sea breeze are beneficial to the plants against the maximum temperatures.
The harvest starts in mid August. Reductive vinification with soft pressing and a long fermentation at low temperature. It ages 4 months in steel tanks.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/