- Grape: Grillo
Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% This well-made GR is a sunny wine that bursts of tropical scents (yellow melon, peach, pineapple), combined with -oral keys, and with a good base of acidity for a fascinating freshness.
Grillo is a white Italian wine grape variety that produces joyful, fruit-driven, fresh, aromatic wines, excellent to quench one’s thirst, a real fun wine. Sometimes you just can’t get enough of it… The grape withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making (in particular for making the best Marsala). The berries are medium large, spherical and yellow gold. In suitable soils the crop usually is plentiful. The variety is characterized by a higher sugar content compared to other white grapes, resulting in quite high alcohol, in addition to particular organoleptic properties. Although most people would prefer it young and fresh, Grillo also has aging capability.
Crisp, elegant and refreshing, Tropical fruit and vanilla aromas with a perfect balance of fruits and citrus acidity on the palate.
A perfect blend of two delicious white grapes - Grillo and Viognier - Rina Ianca is a true expression of Sicily. Rina Ianca means "white sand" in Sicilian dialect, reminiscent both of Sicily\'s stunning coastline and the light, sandy soil found in the vineyard where we grow our white grapes at Santa Tresa. Rina Ianca was their first foray into white winemaking on the estate; they grow the traditional Grillo and the French grape variety, Viognier, a grape rarely grown in Sicily. They find the two grape varieties complement each other perfectly, resulting in a fragrant, well-balanced wine. The Viognier lifts the Grillo a little, also adding some backbone and complexity. The harmony between the two grapes is reflected in the beautiful balance of this unique wine. At Santa Tresa they respect and encourage nature which in return allows them to prod a great wine that really is more than just organic, it\'s also unique!