CODE: 3130

Sicilia Doc, Riserva "Kheiré"


Mazara del Vallo, Agro Mazarese (Sicilia)

Grape variety



Sala family

Grape Variety
Grillo is an ancient cross between Catarratto and Zibibbo, considered indigenous to this area of ​​Sicily. Grillo wines are generally characterized by high acidity and noteworthy aromatic intensity, very persistent even in the aftertaste. It manages to transmit flavor to the wines.
The vineyards are in Mazara del Vallo (South-West of Sicily): 110 hectares of vineyards overlooking the sea with a very slight slope. The soil is limestone, of karst origin. The breezes from the sea are continuous. Due to the effect of the sea, during the ripening period there are important thermal inversions between day and night. The vineyards are located within a WWF nature reserve.
The Sala family inherited the plot, once the dowry of one of the great Marsala cellars, from their great-grandmother Dora. Michele, third generation, has maintained the prevalence of cultivation of Grillo. He supported the microclimatic characteristics, favoring plants with a north-south row direction to keep the bunches in the shade for a few hours. For this wine they select the grapes of a vineyard of over 30 years characterized by low productivity.
Vinification and finishing
Soft pressing, cold maceration for a slow extraction of the perfumes. “White” vinification cycle with temperature control. Aging in steel tanks for at least six months, with continuous batônnage.
Tasting notes
Straw yellow color with olive reflections. Complex aromatic profile with fresh citrus notes and other touchs of dried almond, with sensations of sea breeze. Persistent aromas. In the mouth it gives an initial fruity sensation, but the sensation of a good structure prevails. Very soft, with a long and persistent finish with a salty aftertaste.
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