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Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 2012

Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 750ml 2012    
Sku: 1849598*

Uriel, the archangel of repentance. Uriel played a very important role in ancient texts as the rescuer of Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist from the Massacre of the Innocents ordered by King Herod. The translation of Uriel is ‘God of Light.’ Uriel was the angel who checked each of the doors during the Passover in order to ensure safety for God’s people. Grillo, also known as Riddu, is a very resilient grape and one that withstands a lot of heat and wind on Sicily. It is probably best known as the foundation for Marsala but in its ‘dry’ form has many interesting characteristics. It is the most important white grape on Sicilty and therefore the ‘principal light.’

Wine maker notes
The vineyards are located in Western Sicily, in theSalemi area at about 25 miles from Marsala. They are planted east facing following the vertical trellis system on sandy and clay rich soil, using guyot pruning. At an altitude of around 1,600 feet above sea level, they are about 15 years old. After de-stemming and maceration for a few hours, the grapes are subject to soft-press before fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then left on its lees for about a couple of weeks before being bottled.

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Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region: Sicilia
Grape Varietal: Grillo
Type: Still wine
 
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