The Grillo vines are of average age 20 years, and grow south-facing, at just 80m above sea level and this region has extremely fertile volcanic soils, as indicated by the fertile lemon and olive groves, carob trees and flowering almonds. It is here that the existing Alberello (bush training) plantings of Nero d’Avola and Syrah dating back to the early ‘80s (around 50 ha) were added to – with 18 hectares of Grillo planted in 2002 after extensive trials to find the most suitable whites for the region’s volcanic and limestone soils.
The grapes for the Feudo Maccari Grillo undergo temperature-controlled fermentation and maturation in stainless steel ready for early drinking when the wine is freshest.
THE PRODUCER –
Located in Noto on Italy’s south-eastern tip near the town of Avola, Feudo Maccari was acquired by Antonio Moretti – who also owns the Tuscan Tenuta Sette Ponti estate – and his daughter Monica in 2000.
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