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Ca' di Ponti Grillo
Ca' di Ponti Grillo

Country of Origin: Italy

Region: Sicilia

Grape Varieties: Grillo

Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%

Food Matches: Particularly good with scallops, or salmon steaks with tarragon.

Special Features: Vegan, Award Winner

2011 Vintage: Decanter 2012 - Silver
2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2011 - Silver

Price: £6.85

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Tasting Notes: Soft, rounded white with a dry finish. An enjoyable alternative to the usual Italian varieties, with bags of character. Characterful white with a light citrussy nose, rounded melon and apple notes on the palate, a touch of spice, and a fresh, savoury finish.

Producer Details: Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, their aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto, with the addition of Prosecco, and Grillo and Catarratto wines from Sicily.
The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Their most recent project has brought Cannonau and Vermentino from Sardinia to the portfolio.

In The Vineyard: Grapes were sourced from vineyards in the coastal zone at the western tip of Sicily, in Petrosino, Trapani and Marzara del Vallo areas. At altitudes between 10 and 50m, in chalky soils with sandy patches, the vines used were of average age 20 – 25 years, and were trained using the Controspalliera system. Yields were 12 – 13 tons per hectare, and harvesting took place from the end of August through to the middle of September.

In The Winery: After undergoing temperature-controlled fermentation for 30 days, the resulting wine was filtered and bottled. No oak was used in production.

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A fantastic find

Gilly - 25/02/2014

I'm very fussy about the white wines I drink. If I can't afford a decent one, I usually stick to red. Now I've finally found a white wine I really enjoy at a fantastic price!
I tend to drink it on it's own, but it goes really well with light pasta dishes...

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