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Bianco – Modus Bibendi, 2018

By Elios

  • Appellation: IGP Terre Siciliane
  • Region: Sicily
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Grillo
  • Soil type: Chalk, Clay
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Filtered - roughing out filter 10 microns.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 30 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO VINIFY THE GRILLO Grillo is one of the most interesting Sicilian indigenous wines. It is a grape that is difficult to grow and manage. The name "grillo", which in italian reminds the insect "cricket", already indicates the "hopping" nature of the variety, whose maturation is often not homogeneous and the vineyard is not constant in production. "Not respected": excessively ripe harvest and used as a cutting grape in the production of Marsala for its ability to accumulate sugar, or vinified in reduction to pursue an international taste by imitating French wines produced with Sauvignon Blanc. When we decided in 2015 to focus on the Grillo we decided to make wine for what it really is: Grillo, and not as high grade or as a Sauvignon. To those grapes and therefore to the wine we wanted to dare a very precise identity: a medium structure wine came out with a nice acidity balanced with the alcohol component. It is an aromatic profile that recalls the Mediterranean maquis and not the tropical fruit. This is our way of interpreting Grillo. We strongly believe in Grillo's rebirth, but only as far as it really is, not imitating the French models.

About Elios

Sicily, Italy

We are 2 youngs, Nicola (computer engineer) and Guido (oenologist) that started to bet and managing the families’ farms to produce wine, olive oil and honey. Resuming the work of our fathers, producers of grapes and olives (sold at low prices to the industry), we dedicated ourselves to a production model that could recognize the right value to these resources. So we decided to transform our primary resources (we also started beekeeping) in full respect of their natural features.