Mozia Grillo

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Mozia Grillo

Vintage 2021

The soils of the island of Mozia derive from seabeds of marine origin.
They are sandy and loose soils. The presence of limestone is abundant, resulting in an alkaline reaction of the soil (pH 8.2) that affects the organoleptic characteristics of the grapes. The depth of the soil ensures an adequate development of the bushes. The “Marsala-style bow” pruning (a specific style of head-trained bush vines with the branches intertwined, used in the area of Marsala to protect against strong winds) is the most suitable for Grillo grapes, considering the poor fertility at the base of the shoot.
The harvest is slightly anticipated with respect to the ideal maturation, so as to preserve some degree of acidity and maintain the freshness of the palate and the longevity that the white wine of Mozia has been able to demonstrate over the years.

The trend of the climate on the island of Mozia was characterized by a cool spring, with good rains in March, guaranteeing a good water supply to the vines throughout the production cyde. A very hot and dry summer, which the saplings withstood well, thanks to the typical agricultural approach in the Grillo vineyards on the island of Mozia.

The harvest began on August 18th, starting with the young Khoton vineyard, and continued until August 28th with the harvest from the vines of the Eastern Staircase.
The result was perfect ripeness and health of the grapes, good sugar content and excellent structure and aroma of the wine.

  • Grapes: Grillo
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Vine-growing area: Mozia – Island of San Pantaleo (TP), island in the Pond a few km from coast of Marsala – Sicily
  • Cultivation system: bush
  • Pruning system: Marsalese style, short and long
  • Vines per ha: 3.300
  • Yields per ha: 62 ql
  • Fermentation: stainless steel
  • Fermentation temperature: 16-18°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 15 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not run
  • Aging: stainless steel on lees for 5 months
  • Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.17 – TA 6.75 g/l – RS 0.6 g/l – TE 24 g/l

awards

  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 16/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: Annuario dei igliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 95 punti
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: D'Agata e Massimo Comparini - Guida ai Migliori Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 + points
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Guide: Wine Enthusiast
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 Editor's Choice
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Guide: Civiltà del Bere
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Sicilia Doc Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Guide: Wine Enthusiast
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 92
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: Doctor Wine
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Premio Speciale Miglior Vino da Uve Grillo
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 92
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: Falstaff
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 90
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: ViniBuoni d'Italia
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 stelle
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: Mondial des Vins Extremes
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: Cronache di Gusto Sud Top Wine
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 1 place
  • Vintage: 2020
Mozia Grillo