Gorghi Tondi Grillo – “Kheire” IGP Organic

Kheirè is a Greek word that means “Welcome”. It is a tribute paid by Gorghi Tondi to a time when Sicily was part of the glorious Magna Grecia. Kheirè is the ideal witness of the past that reveals not only cultural Greek origins but also Sicily’s proverbial hospitality as it is a crossroads of great peoples and diverse cultures.

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Description

Kheirè is a Greek word that means “Welcome”. It is a tribute paid by Gorghi Tondi to a time when Sicily was part of the glorious Magna Grecia. Kheirè is the ideal witness of the past that reveals not only cultural Greek origins but also Sicily’s proverbial hospitality as it is a crossroads of great peoples and diverse cultures.

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Specifications

CLASSIFICATION
Controlled Designation of Origin “Sicilia”
ORIGIN
Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Grillo
COLOR
Straw yellow with olive tints
AROMA
Intense and persisting, with notes of almond blossom and sea breeze, delicate and fresh citrus note

The Producer

Their history stems from the story of the Sala Sisters grandmother, who was fascinated by wild orchids, anemones and daisies, swamp Falcons, mallards and buzzards – and by the unique atmosphere that characterizes the Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi, which is situated near Mazara del Vallo, on the plain between the hills and the sea.

Their love is dedicated to defending a unique winemaking and environmental heritage that the Salas safeguard today, as they did a century ago. In the two estates of Ramisella and San Nicola, a few miles from Mazara del Vallo, in the west corner of Sicily, neat rows of vines stretch over 130 hectares, looking out across the horizon and nurtured by the sea breeze; the vines flourish growing strong and abundant. The vineyards surround the four small round lakes, formed in a karst low-lying landscape where the rain has over time eroded the soil, which are not only suggestive and breathtaking but give the grapes a unique quality that only this terroir can offer.

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Awards

Wine Enthusiast – 87pts – 2013, 86pts – 2017
Vinitaly – 91pts – 2017
Luca Gardini – 89pts – 2016
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Silver (2015)
Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze (2012)
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Silver (2011)
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold (2010)