Donnafugata SurSur

Sicilia, Sicilia DOC

A fresh and fruity Grillo with a youthful spirit, SurSur 2015 is characterized by an intriguing bouquet with fruity notes combined with pleasant scents of wild flowers.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant straw yellow, on the nose SurSur2015 offers notes of white flesh fruit, especially peach, combined with intriguing scents of wild flowers and cut grass. The palate is soft and fragrant and offers a perfect harmony between aroma and taste.

It matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roast fish. Serve in tulip glasses of medium size and height, it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 9–11°C.

Up to the end of June, the 2015 vintage was characterized by a climatic trend that was cooler and rainier than seasonal averages. Overall, from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015, rainfall reached 763 mm compared to the 656 average of the last 10 years. In July the maximum temperatures recorded were higher than the average values for the period which favored the ripening process of the grapes. The considerable temperature fluctuations between day and night favored the concentration of aromatic precursors in the grapes.

Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F). Aging in tanks for two months and then at least three months in bottle before release.

Alcohol: 12.73% Acidity: 5.6 g/L pH: 3.22

Altitude from 200 to 600 m a.m.s.l.(656-1,312 ft); hilly orography; clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%. VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Density 4,500 -6,000 plants/hectare(1,822-2,429 an acre), with yields of about 8.5 tons/ha (3.4 tons/acres); 1.7 kg per plant.

SurSur 2014 is characterized by an intriguing bouquet of sweet and fruity note (white flesh peach and tropical fruit) pleasantly refreshed by notes of wild flowers.The palate is smooth and fragrant.

Tasting Notes

SurSur 2014 offers an ample and intriguing bouquet. It opens on a sweet and fruity notes (white flesh peach and tropical fruit) pleasantly refreshed by notes of wild flowers. The palate is smooth and fragrant and offers a perfect harmony between the aroma and taste.

It matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roast fish. Serve in tulip glasses of medium size and height, it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 9–11°C.

The 2014 vintage was characterized by a fairly balanced climatic trend, marked by a relatively mild winter and a cool, rainy spring. Overall, from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014, 620 mm of rainfall was recorded: a slightly lower figure compared to the average of the last 10 years, with rainfall concentrated in the spring months. July and August passed without excesses of heat and with an excellent temperature range between day and night, thus favoring the production of particularly fresh and balanced wines. The Grillo was harvested in between 2nd and 3rd week of September.

Fermentation: in stainless steel at a controlled temperature.

Aging: in cement vats for a few months and then at least two months in the bottle before release.

Alcohol: 12.73% Acidity: 5.6 g/L pH: 3.22

Soils: silty clay loam, with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5- 8). Total limestone from 25 to 30%. Rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc).

Training and pruning: VSP (vertical shoot positioning), with Guyot pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant.

Planting densities: 3,500 to 4,500 plants per hectare.

Yield per hectare: about 8 tons.

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2014 Donnafugata SurSur – Sales Sheet

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2014 Donnafugata SurSur – Tasting Notes

2015 Donnafugata SurSur – Sales Sheet

2015 Donnafugata SurSur – Shelftalker

2015 Donnafugata SurSur – Tasting Notes

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