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Sicily, Italy

Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2023

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  • Introduction

    • 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%.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 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
  • Vinification

    • 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.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Grillo



  • Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2023 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    "A bright, tangy white, offering a fragrant range of orange and lime blossoms, blood orange and pink grapefruit zest, and poached quince and apricot. This is lightly lip-smacking and hard to stop sipping, with a snappy, mineral-driven finish."

  • Grillo Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2023 – Vinous – 90 Points

    "The 2023 Grillo Timpa is airy and sweetly scented, wafting up with hints of mint leaf, green melon and confectionery spice. This smooths over the palate with fleshy textures and citrus-tinged white pit fruits as a tropical air of inner florals forms toward the close. The 2023 finishes with admirable length and freshness, closing with a youthful tension and a citrus concentration that tugs at the cheeks. Nicely done."