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Assuli Astolfo Grillo

2020 Bottle of Emendis Cabro Xarelo Still White Wine sold by Keystone Importers in Philadelphia

Vineyard Assuli

Vintage 2014

Country Italy

Region Sicily

Type Still White

Varietals 100% Grillo

Alcohol 13.5%

Winemaking Soil Type medium texture soil, rich in limestone and good mineral endowment. Viticulture vertical trellis system with a medium-high plant density (5000 vines/ha)

Climate insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers Harvest Period from 1st to 2nd week of september, depending each year on the ripering of the grapes Vinification extremely soft pressing with membrane press, followed by static clarification of the must, fermentation at controlled temperatures (18°-20°C) partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in untoasted french oak barriques

Aging first 6 months of French oak barriques (ca 25% of the wine) in “sur lies,” then in bottle for at least 3-4 months


Visually bright yellow straw with greenish reflections. Wide fruity bouquet with notes of tropical fruit, especially pineapple and citron. Tastes fresh, intense and persistent with harmonic salinity and minerality. Pairing excellent with starters and main courses of fish, shellfish and soft cheese.


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