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.

90 Points
2019 vintage
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
2019 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
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.
Unique Selling Points
  • 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.

About the Grape

This grape makes a wine straw-yellow and gold in color, with intriguing, intensely floral aromas and notes of citrus, peach, almonds and sweet grass. In the mouth, the wine is full, with rich, deep flavors, balance and freshness.
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