Cavallo delle Fate | Grillo

Estate Regaleali

Cavallo delle Fate | Grillo

Vintage 2020

An ancient grape variety, a cross between Moscato and Catarratto, results in a wine with a concentrated and complex aroma. It is cultivated at Regaleali on the hills next to Case Vecchie. We produce it by blending grapes from different harvest periods: the early harvested grapes imbue freshness and hints of minerals; while the later harvest provides structure. According to popular fables, the cricket, or ‘grillo’, would carry the fairies on its back as a horse would its rider, hence the name ‘Cavallo delle Fate’ (the horse of the fairies).

Grapes: Grillo

Appellation: White – Sicilia DOC

Production area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily

Vineyards: Sant’Anna (5 ha) and Piana Case Vecchie (3 ha)

Year of planting: 2007

Training system: espalier

Pruning system: high Guyot

Vines per Ha: 4,600

Yields per Ha: 88 ql

Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks

Fermentation Temperature: 16/18°C

Maceration: 15 days

Malolactic Fermentation: not carried out

Ageing: in stainless steel tanks on lees for 4 months

Alcohol Content: 13% Vol.

Wine Analytical Data: pH 3.05 – TA 6.40 g/l – RS 1 g/l – TE 21.4 g/l


  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 88 points
  • Vintage: 2014
Cavallo delle Fate | Grillo