Grillo DOC Riserva Kheirè • Tenuta Gorghi Tondi

Kheirè is an ancient Greek expression which means “Welcome”, celebrating our origins and the proverbial Sicilian hospitality. It is a tribute by Gorghi Tondi to the thousand-year-old history of Sicily and to the time when the island was an integral part of the glorious Magna Graecia. It is the first and most important white wine of the family, made with the best selection of Grillo grapes grown at the estate and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. A structured, long-lasting white wine, aged partially in French oak new barrels.

100% Grillo from South-western Sicily, Mazara del Vallo countryside, Trapani, San Nicola district, at an altitude of about 25 m above sea level.

In the cellar: After a soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation process takes place at a controlled temperature, in stainless steel tanks, and the wine ages on the lees, for at least 9 months. A small percentage of the mass, around 35%, mature in French new oak barrels for 8 months, and then reassembled to the main one. The wine ages further 6 months in the bottle before being released.

Tasting notes: straw yellow with greenish reflections. Intense and persistent on the nose, mineral with fresh citrus notes, frangipani, ginger, stone fruits, and a puff of vanilla. On the palate is harmonious, enveloping, with a pleasant mineral touch, a delicate note of marzipan and a slight saline finish.

Pairings: ideal with smoked fish dishes, and shellfish. Excellent with white pork sauce and rabbit cacciatore. Serve at 10 °C (50 °F).