Producer: Tenute Senia - Sicily, Italy
Wine: 2021 Grillo Ti Cuntu Sicilia DOC
Varietal: 100% Grillo - an ancient autochthonous Sicilian grape variety
Tasting Notes: The wine exhibits enticing aromas of chalk, crisp green apples, zesty lemon, delicate white stone fruit, and a subtle hint of ash. On the palate, it unfolds with a luscious and round character, revealing delightful hints of wild flowers, exotic fruit, and a delicate touch of oyster shell minerality. This full-bodied wine showcases vibrant acidity, a subtle saline essence, and a refreshing citrus-infused finish.
Food: Pasta with goat cheese, grilled swordfish, fettuccine with asparagus and burrata, fried calamari, grilled vegetables and chicken salad sandwiches.
Cellaring: Drink now
Chiaramonte Gulf - Sicily, Italy
Tenute Senia was established in 1850 in the Chiaramonte Gulf (encompassing the districts of Senia, Mortilla and Serravalle) and the same family has been growing 43 acres of native grapes as well as 7 acres of olive groves and some carob trees and persimmons for 7 generations. No pesticides or herbicides are used on this property cared for by three women: Angela, the owner and winemaker, her sister Valentina, the cellar/export/hospitality manager and their mother Pina who helps with her lifelong expertise in all aspects of the process. This link between women and wine is reminiscent of the history of this area called Contrada Senia where, in the 15th century, a woman was already marketing and selling wines and oils. This single district is the equivalent of a climate and is rich in limestone soil with volcanic subsoil where Sicilia DOC, Vittoria DOC, and Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG shine.