Feudo Montoni

Sicily, Italy

Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Timpa is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the Sicilian word, “timpa” meaning strong slope. In fact the vineyard climbs up a hill with a degree that exceeds 70%.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC
    • Location: Cammarata (Agrigento)
    • Viticulture: Certified Organic
    • Composition: Sand
    • Vine Age: 30 years old vines, grafted by hand onto wild plants
    • Elevation: 700 meters (2,297 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: East facing
    • Density: 4,400 vines per hectare (1,781 vines per acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellis
  • Vintage Report

    • Light rains persisted through spring and into early summer leaving organic farming a challenge with vineyard management and early phenolic development. The constant wind at Montoni helped dry the morning mist off the vines and the small, tightly wound berry clusters. Afternoon exposure to bright sunshine assisted the vines and fruit to mature beautifully over the growing months of summer and into early fall. In the end, the vintage proved to be at optimal balance of alcohol and acidity; producing wines that are fresh, fine and elegant.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in cement containers, in contact with the skins for a quarter of the fermentation process.
    • Aging: Sur lies with batonnage in cement containers for 6 months.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Grillo
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • p H: 2.8 g/l
    • RS: 2.5 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw yellow in color with green reflections. The nose has strong notes of yellow peach and apricot, with floral aromas of Sicilian Spanish broom and almond flowers on the finish. On the palate, it is fresh, persistent and has a remarkable acidity that is wellbalanced with the alcohol. It has a long and soft finish.

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  • Feudo Montoni Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC — 2018 – Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

    This opens with heady scents of honeysuckle and tropical fruit and a whiff of Mediterranean brush. The racy, refreshing palate doles out yellow peach, pineapple and grapefruit alongside a saline note.

  • Feudo Montoni Grillo Timpa Sicilia – 2018 – The Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    I am reminded of the wind-swept waves of grass you see when you look over the beautiful expanse of this property in inland Sicily. The 2018 Sicilia Grillo Timpa is a balanced and fresh white wine that delivers equal parts citrus, fruit and sharp mineral intensity. Then, you get that attractive smell of freshly cut wild grasses.

  • Feudo Montoni Grillo della Timpa – 2018 – Vinous – 92 Points

    Luminous straw yellow. Delicate aromas of lemon, lime, sage and minty herbs. With aeration a note of Moscato Bianco-like orange blossom, grapefruit and sweet spices emerge. Fresh and juicy, with very good vibrancy to the flavors of fresh citrus fruits and minty herbs. The finish is long and juicy, offering a hint of powdered rocks on the tail end.

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