Grillo grown on the Borgo Guarini estate fully expresses the peculiarities of the terroir of origin. The hilly climate, with its greater temperature ranges than the coastal area, brings to these grapes a richer and more intense aromatic set of thiols and aromatic precursors. It is the rising grape variety in Sicilian winemaking that is usually grown near the coast. Firriato, on the other hand, has chosen to raise it in the hilly areas of the Borgo Guarini Estate, which is characterized by a microclimate subject to greater temperature ranges that, in combination with the action of the wind, allow it to obtain, in vinification, a wine with a broad aromatic range and with greater freshness, when compared to other wines made from Grillo grapes traditionally grown along the coast
CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C. Sicily
GRAPE VARIETIES: Cricket
PRODUCTION AREA: Agro di Trapani – Tenuta Borgo Guarini
SOIL TYPE: Medium mixture tending to clayey.
EXPOSURE: West (250 meters above sea level).
GROWTH SYSTEM: Counter-espalier with Guyot pruning.
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 4,500/5,000
YIELD PER HECTARE: 8,000/8,200 kg.
HARVEST: Manual harvest. 3rd decade of August – 1st decade of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 15 to 18 days
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation.
AGING: 3 months on noble lees or “sur lie” in stainless steel tanks with daily agitation
BOTTLE AGING: 2 months
ALCOHOLIC GRADE:12.60%%vol.| PH:3.06(average val.|TOTAL ACIDITY:5.66g/l
FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 1988
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10°-12°C
RECOMMENDED CHALICE: From well-structured whites, just flared and somewhat closed-mouthed
FEATURES: Refined in its entirety, musical, intoxicating and gentle, it offers endless moments of pleasure and moments of absolute carefreeness. It has the noble power to ward off bad thoughts and give only joys and enchantment.