Santa Tresa Il Grillo Spumante Brut

Santa Tresa Il Grillo Spumante Brut

Santa Tresa Il Grillo Spumante Brut

Vegan Organic

Italy | 12.5% | 75cl

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The Grillo Spumante Brut di Santa Tresa is one of the best examples of spumante to be made in Sicily in recent times. Straw coloured, with golden flecks, Grillo Spumante has very fine bubbles. A gentle, floral bouquet, the palate is soft and beautifully balanced.

Santa Tresa is situated in the commune of Vittoria, in the south east of Sicily, at 24 metres above sea level. The estate covers 50 hectares, 39 of which are vineyards.

When we acquired Santa Tresa in 2001, we discovered indigenous clones of Frappato, Nero d’Avola and Grillo, which are very typical of the region. Frappato is an excellent indigenous variety from Vittoria, Grillo originates from western Sicily, while Nero d’Avola comes from Avola, a small town a few kiolometres from Vittoria.

At Santa Tresa we also cultivate non-indigenous grape varieties rarely found in Sicily, such as Viognier from France, which has found ideal growing conditions here at Santa Tresa.

Harvest starts at the end of August when the grapes are picked by hand once they have reached the optimum level of maturity with the perfect acidity and sugar level for the production of fresh, fruity spumante.

After destemming, the grapes are transferred to a pneumatic press, where they are very softly pressed in order to preserve the delicate characteristics of the Grillo grape. The must is then chilled and the solid particles are left to decant to the bottom of the tank naturally. The primary fermentation is carried out at a temperature of 18°C for 8-10 days. The wine is then put into a different stainless steel tank for the secondary fermentation. The special yeast strains added work very slowly, at a temperature of 14°C, creating a delicate perlage, and retaining freshness.

Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks at a maximum temperature of 18°C for 8-10 days.

The secondary fermentation process transforms the wine into a spumante. It takes place in small stainless steel autoclaves at a temperature not exceeding 14°C, with the slow-working yeasts creating a wine with an elegant perlage and the fresh aromas typical of a Grillo Spumante.

Grillo Spumante is an incredibly versatile wine, which is an excellent aperitif, also perfect with tempura seafood or vegetables, fish and mild flavoured cheeses. The Grillo Spumante cleanses the palate after eating the typical local “scacce ragusane” – Ragusan rustic “street food” - flatbreads, filled with vegetables and cheese. Serve chilled at 8-10°C.

Country Italy
Region Sicily
Grapes Grillo
ABV 12.5%
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Organic Yes

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