Grillo | Baroni di Pianogrillo

Sale price€11,50


TYPE: white

GRAPES: grillo 

PROVENANCE: Italy, Sicily



GLASS: medium-size wine glass

ALCOHOL: 12-12,5% vol.

FORMAT: 75 cl



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BODY: ◼︎◼︎◼︎◻︎◻︎
SAPIDITY: ◼︎◼︎◼︎◻︎◻︎
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👁 of a beautiful straw yellow;

👃🏻 the nose expresses fruity hints (white pulp fruit, peach, apricot) enriched by iodized notes;

👄 on the palate it is rightly sapid and fresh, drinkable and with a persistent finish.


A young and well-finished Grillo, which recalls the terroir and the sea of Sicily with iodized notes that embellish the taste-olfactory profile, for an excellently drinkable white, whose freshness contrasts well with fried fish, omelettes with vegetables. Also try it with rice salad, baked fish and fresh cheese.


Organic grapes from a 2-hectare particle with clayey-limestone soil, which express a Grillo of typical and direct expression of the Sicilian terroir. The vineyard is located at 485 meters above sea level, with exposure mainly facing south. Grapes are harvested by hand, immediately taken to the cellar for the vinification which takes place in stainless steel barrels at a controlled temperature. After the fermentation, the wine is transferred to steel barrels for a maturation that lasts about 6 months.


its freshness.



Sicily is a territory rich in history, art and culture, as well as ancient winemaking traditions. Sicily also impresses with the variety of its cuisine and the charm of its wines.

Sicily is the southernmost region of Italy, as well as the largest island in the Mediterranean. Around there are various islands of volcanic origin, while the eastern part is characterized by the presence of Etna.

The climate is predominantly Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. In the coastal area however, it is subtropical. The climate, in the presence of the high hills, from 500 meters above sea level, of the interior is milder and with significant decreases in average temperatures.

From a geological point of view, the Sicilian region belongs to the African plate. The only exception is for the north-eastern part, that of Messina, which belongs to the Eurasian one, made up of the Apennine-Maghreibide chain.

The sliding of the African plate under the Eurasian one has determined not only the creation of the mountainous reliefs of the island, but also the presence of frequent seismic activities, the causes of which are both tectonic and volcanic.

In Sicily wines with a long history such as Marsala are born, but also fragrant dessert wines such as Passito di Pantelleria and Malvasia delle Lipari, without forgetting Moscato di Noto and Siracusa, robust red wines and interesting white wines.

These and many other wines are the architects of the enological renaissance of Sicily and have also made the grapes with which they are produced famous, such as Grillo, Catarratto, Inzolia, Zibibbo, Malvasia, Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese.

Today the vineyard area of Sicily is equal to over 100,000 hectares of which 5% in the mountains, 65% in the hills and the remainder in the plains. The region has only one DOCG (IL Cerasuolo di Vittoria) and 23 DOCs.


Baroni di Pianogrillo is a winery in south-eastern Sicily, on the hills of the ancient county of Modica, in Chiaramonte, on the Iblei Mountains, in an ancient Sicilian fiefdom. Lorenzo Piccione di Pianogrillo, the last descendant of the homonymous family, is the founder of the modern Pianogrillo company, which is spread over 80 hectares with vineyards and olive trees, all cultivated in a certified organic regime, a natural consequence of the utmost respect for nature and of the environment that characterizes the cellar.

Even today in Pianogrillo there are ancient lava stone oil mills, dating back to the 3rd century AD.

The company dedicates 6 hectares to wine production, cultivating the native varieties of the area, including frappato and nero d'Avola (red berried), grillo and Grecanico (for the white berried). The vineyards are located at 480 meters above sea level, on soils characterized by calcareous and clayey marls. Pianogrillo has recently renovated the cellar, with a view to zero environmental impact, to enhance the uniqueness of the varietal with a few interventions, to enhance the expressiveness of the terroir of this Sicilian side. Baroni di Pianogrillo, in the cellar, uses traditional techniques such as manual punching down, maceration and pumping over, using Slavonian oak barrels or Etna chestnut wood tonneaux for the refinements.

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