Estate Sallier de La Tour


Vintage 2020

A hybrid of Catarratto and Moscato d’Alessandria created by the baron Antonio Mendola at the end of the 1800’s, this Grillo captures the acidity and fresh aromas, with notes of citrus and herbs, typical for the Catarratto variety and sweet and floral aromas from the Moscato variety. A common variety at the beginning of the 1800’s, mainly in the province of Trapani for the production of Marsala, today it’s interpreted in a modern version, resulting in a fresh, aromatic and drinkable wine.

  • Grapes: Grillo
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Vine growing area: Sallier de La Tour Estate – Monreale (PA) – Sicily
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: guyot
  • Vines per ha: 4.100
  • Yields per ha: 110 ql
  • Fermentation: traditional for white
  • Fermentation temperature: 16°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 15 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
  • Ageing: For 4 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks
  • Alcohol content: 13,5% Vol.


  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2018
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2017