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Helios Bianco IGP Terre Siciliane

‘Helios’ the Greek god of sun is family’s flagship white blend, named after father Aurelio.  A harmonious blend of Grillo and Chardonnay is hand-made in small quantities; produced only on the best vintages from our lowest yielding, mountainside vineyards.

Description

This harmonious blend of Chardonnay and Grillo, named after father Aurelio, is our flagship wine.  The Chardonnay gives elegance and a particularly fragrant bouquet, thanks to the altitude of the vineyard and the Grillo imparts richness, roundness and it’s bold taste.

Chardonnay grapes come from Fiuminello, a 1 hectare vineyard at 830 meters above sea level. The Grillo from the hillside Paradiso vineyard, planted on limestone-rich soils.  The grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation in steel tanks and two French barrels of Grillo, blended and refined on the lees for about 9 months.

The wine is pale yellow with a very expressive bouquet. The hints of ripe grapefruit, raspberry, citrus white flowers. Notes of raspberry and orange peel on the finish.

Food Suggestions

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