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DALILA

dalila

2014 Dalila Riserva Sicilia DOC

VARIETALS: 80% Grillo, 20% Vignier
TYPE: White wine

PRODUCTION AREA: Sicily, Italy
VINIFICATION:
Grillo:  Harvested in mid-September, destemming and soft pressing of 70% of the grapes, the other 30% undergoes maceration on the skins for 12 hrs. at 10C, decantation of the must at 12C for 24 hrs., addition of selected yeasts and fermentation at controlled temperature of 16C for 10 days, followed by maturation in stainless steel.
Viognier:  Harvested around the first week of September, destemming and soft pressing, decantation at 12C for 24hrs., addition of selected yeasts and fermentation in 3 year old barriques with light toasting, maturation in oak for 8 months with periodic batonnage (resuspension of yeast)
Blend:  After maturation, the wines are blended and then aged in stainless steel for an additional 4 months.
Bottling is followed by 4 months of bottle refinement.

CHARACTERISTICS:
This aromatic wine showcases the great enological potential of Sicily that expresses elegantly fragrant aromas in its white wines. 

Grillo, a principal native varietal of Sicily that for centuries has fed on the richness of the land and the climate of this fantastic island. 
In this wine, Grillo brings intense, exotic tropical notes of mango intermingled with delicate notes of white flowers (jasmin) and stone fruits.

Viognier, a varietal originating in Valle del Roadano, flourishes in Sicily, expressing delicate notes of peach, apricot and citrus with a light hint of wildflowers and fresh honey.

Lastly, there is a refined oak element with a touch of vanilla (that respect the nuance of these varietals), which derives from the ageing on oak.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
PAIRINGS: Aromatic white wine that appreciates semi-aged cheeses, seafood appetizers,medium rich pasta and rice, fish dishes, white meats and grilled seafood.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12°C
Bottling available: 0.75

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