Cantine Fina Miral Grillo 2021
DOC Sicilia (Sicily)
Sauvignon blanc is probably one of the most popular varieties. In conversation with good wine lovers, it’s not unusual for this name to come up at times. Specifically, this grape - with its origins in Bordeaux (southeastern France) - is grown in several countries such as New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Italy (where it spread in the mid-1990s). This has happened largely thanks to winemakers such as Bruno Fina, who were encouraged to experiment with non-native varieties. Fina worked at the Instituto Regional de la Viña y el Vino, where he was part of a team of experts dedicated to microvinifications and producing wines with international grape varieties.
For Bruno, with the help of winemaker Giacomo Tachis, this research ended up materializing in Cantina Fina, a family winery where he’s been working with his wife and children since 2000, making wines based on tradition (using native varieties such as Grillo), but without ever losing sight of the future (using varieties from other countries). Under this philosophy wines such as Cantine Fina Sauvignon Blanc Mamarì Terre Siciliane, a white wine produced under I.G.T. Terre de Siciliane come into being.
The Cantine Fina Sauvignon Blanc Mamarì Terre Siciliane grapes are grown in the family-owned plots in the countryside of Marsala, very close to the Mediterranean. The vines, located at an altitude of over 400 meters above sea level, are worked manually and organically, following completely environmentally-friendly methods. Under a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, dry summers, a the grapes ripen to a good degree, reaching very high levels of sugar by dehydration, which in the winery is later transformed into a very high alcohol content (the more sugar there is, the more food yeasts will have during fermentation). However, at Cantine Fina Sauvignon Blanc Mamarì Terre Siciliane this is controlled thanks to refrigeration equipment and cold fermentations carried out in stainless steel tanks. Finally, Cantine Fina Sauvignon Blanc Mamarì Terre Siciliane will be aged for a year in barrels, where its tannins and structure will round out.
IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)