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Helios Grillo

Helios Grillo is the flagship white wine of the family, obtained from a selection of high-altitude, old vine Grillo.
It expresses notes of wild flowers, citrus and exotic fruit.
Elegant, on the palate, with fruity and rich textures, a wine that reveals complexity and depth over time.

CHARACTERISTICS

Denomination DOC Sicilia
Variety Grillo 100%
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 6,000 bottles
Vineyards Paradiso in Contessa Entellina, organically grown
Altitude 1,400 feet
Soil Limestone and calcarous
Vinification Soft pressed for 8 hours, fermentation in
stainless steel
Aging 10% in French tonneaux, 90% for 9 months on the
fine lees in stainless steel
Production philosophy Certified Organic, Vegan Friendly

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Description

Grillo is one of the characteristic vines of the Contessa Entellina area, in the province of Palermo. Here brothers Gunther and Klaus, produce their flagship version of this variety, full of aromas and flavors. The flagship Helios wines are named after Father Aurelio, who was among the first in the area to focus on quality viticulture and began the family’s journey towards high quality winemaking.
The wine is made by hand from harvesting to bottling from a selection of the best Grillo grapes. The wine tells a story of dedication and work in the organically cultivated vineyards.
It expresses the unique terroir of ancient volcanic soils and the intense Sicilian sun. Helios Grillos is a savory and complex white wine, with a profile of elegance and a vibrant, mineral finish.

Color Bright yellow
Aroma An expressive bouquet of ripe ruby red grapefruit,
white flowers and tropical fruits
Flovour A rich and soft palate with a beautiful acidic core.
Notes of pineapple and papaya gently linger

Food Suggestions

Try with sushi and sashimi. Pair with rich fish dishes, roasted white meats and winter vegetables.