Donnafugata, Sur Sur Grillo 2021
Region: Sicily, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
The wine is brilliant straw yellow in colour. On the nose, 'Sur Sur' 2021 offers notes of white peach and cantaloupe melon, combined with wild flowers and mint. The palate is fruity, soft and fragrant, offering a pleasant freshness and smoothness.
'Sur Sur' is made from Grillo grapes planted on the Contessa Entellina estate and its neighbouring areas. Vines are planted at 200-600 metres above sea level, with approximately 4,500-6,000 vines per hectare, and are trained using vertical shoot positioning. Pruning of the vines is cordon spur, leaving 6-10 buds per vine. The soils are mainly clay loam with a limestone content of 20-35%.
The Rallo family has made wine in Marsala since 1851 and their ancient cellars tunnel beneath the city. They were one of the first families to begin making high-quality table wine when sales of traditional Marsala started to decline, launching the Donnafugata label in 1983 and championing the potential of the region’s native varieties.