Olli Grillo IGP 2018

Feudo Maccari

Olli Grillo IGP 2018

Region: Italy / Sicily
Grapes: 100% Grillo

Alberello trained (bush trained) vines are an average 20 years old, planted with a southern exposure at 250 feet elevation, about one mile from the sea. Yields are a low 3.75 tons/acre, to encourage aromatic depth and flavor complexity. In the spring, the vines are pruned to one bud per plant, and in June/July, a green harvest eliminates lesser grapes. Twenty days prior to harvest, there's an additional cluster thinning, or a selection of the best grapes in the bunch. To develop superior aromas and texture, the wine undergoes a 15-day cold maceration before fermentation with regular punching down, and is aged in steel tanks rather than oak to retain the grape's fresh, crisp and fruity characters.

91 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

2018 saw sunny days with cooler nights. Optimal rainfall allowed the grapes to ripen slowly, developing an excellent amount of flavor and freshness.

tasting note

Straw-yellow wine with brilliant highlights. On the nose, it has a flowery and fruity aroma of pear and lemons. The wine has an excellent, persistent finish and a pleasant aromatic aftertaste.

food pairing

Pairs well with seafood, delicately flavored first courses, white meats and grilled fish. This wine stands up well to spices, especially Asian.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Grillo
APPELLATION: Terre Siciliane IGP
PH: 3.24
ACIDITY: 6.70 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged in steel tanks rather than oak to retain the grape's fresh, crisp and fruity characters.

points of distinction

  • Feudo Maccari’s vineyards have calcareous, lime-rich soils that are best suited for making wines with great minerality and freshness.
  • Wines like this that show high acidity are great compliments to most foods.
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