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Primary Notes: Peach, Apricot Melon Lime Stone-y
Body: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 13
Origin & Awards
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Maker: Tasca d'Almerita
Fermentation: Steel Only
Decanting: up to 15minutes
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Hokkien mee, Hainanese chicken rice, crispy vegetable spring rolls
Western Food Pairing: Seafood pasta, cous cous, tuna steak
Tasca d’Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2020
Tasca d’Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate has a pale straw colour in the glass. Broad range of concentrated and complex aromas fill the nose, offering notes of crisp citrus, white peach, tangy apricots and exotic tropical fruits. The wine carries an elegant mineral backbone that supports the wine's fruity lime, white peach, apricot and melon flavours. Leads into a long, balanced finish.
Fun fact: 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).
100% Grillo. This wine is cultivated at Regaleali on the hills next to Case Vecchie in Sicily. The fruit comes from vines planted in 2007 in the Sant’Anna (5 ha) and Piana Case Vecchie (3 ha) vineyards.
Harvesting the grapes at different periods. Early harvested grapes imbue freshness and hints of minerals whilst late harvested grapes provide structure. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 16–18°C. Maceration for 15 days, then the wine ages in stainless steel tanks on lees for 4 months.
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