Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2021
Timpa is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the Sicilian word, “timpa” meaning strong slope. In fact the vineyard climbs up a hill with a degree that exceeds 70%.
- Appellation: Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC
- Location: Cammarata (Agrigento)
- Viticulture: Certified Organic
- Vine Age: 30+ years old vines, grafted by hand onto wild plants
- Soil: Sandy
- Elevation: 700 meters (2,297 feet) above sea level
- Exposure: East facing
- Density: 4,400 vines per hectare (1,781 vines per acre)
- Training: Vertical trellis
The 2021 vintage was marked with precipitation that was slightly lower than annual averages. Most of the annual rainfall was concentrated in the winter months and in early spring. Late spring and early summer were dry months, slowing down the vegetative phases of the vines. However, the entire vegetative process was accompanied by intense work in the vineyard and concluded regularly. Rainfall recommenced steadily in August and lasted throughout the harvest, which commenced in mid- September and lasted until the beginning of November. During the winter and spring, the temperatures were moderate, however during the summer months, cool nights offset higher-than-average hot summer
days, allowing for an ample acidity to form in the grapes. The quantity of grapes produced was slightly superior to the 2020 vintage and the quality was positive.
- Fermentation: 100% in cement containers, in contact with the skins for a quarter of the fermentation process.
- Aging: Sur lies with batonnage in cement containers for 6 months.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Grillo
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- p H: 2.8 g/l
- RS: 2.5 g/l
Straw yellow in color with green reflections. The nose has strong notes of white peach and loquat, with floral aromas of Sicilian Spanish broom, jasmine and almond flowers on the finish. On the palate, it is fresh, persistent and has a remarkable acidity that is well-balanced with the alcohol. It has a long and soft finish.
Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2021 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points
“Grapefruit and cara cara orange on the nose with coppery tones of loose change and stone fruit aromas of peaches and nectarines. The palate turns to more fruit, with candied peaches, apricots, orange and grapefruit zest and then slightly spicy, herbal notes of wild oregano and thyme. A deeply aromatic white that nonetheless holds the line between savory and sweet.”
Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 90 Points
“This has a pretty bouquet that is woven tight with summer peach, pear and honey. This Grillo offers a slightly waxy or oily texture with subtle mineral tones and fresh acidity.”