Regieterre Grillo Musita DOC 2018

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
Musita
Grape(s)
Grillo (100%)
Type
White
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.

Producer

Situated in western Sicily in the hilly territory of Salemu, Musita comprises of 50ha of vineyards at an altitude of 500 metres. Family run for five generations, Don Ignazio Ardagna planted the first vineyard on the slopes of Musita. The winery was handed down through the generations and today Carmela Ardagna is the winemaker. The winery was built in the 1970`s on the same hill and boasts state of the art equipment to create high quality wines using a mixture of traditional and international grape varieties. The name Musita stems from the name of an ancient mosque (one of the most prominent in Sicily at the time) which was located in the area.
Tasting Notes
The Grillo grape is one of southern Italy`s indigenous varieties and is widely planted in Sicily. Medium bodied on the palate with notes of peach, apple and tropical hints of dried pineapple. Perfectly balanced with a refreshing citrus acidity.
Media
92 points Falstaff magazine 2018