2018 POGGIO ANIMA SICILIA GRILLOPoggio Anima
Producer: Poggio Anima
Grape: 100% Grillo
Region: Sicily, Italy
Zone: Grillo Sicilia DOC
Poggio Anima is a joint venture between Montalcino superstar Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie and his importer Vine Street Imports. The idea is pretty simple: to source the best vineyards from existing relationships and produce a real wine that conveys a place and a grape. These wines are not bulk wines, nor leftover juice from a winery, but long term contracts that we have signed with reputable growers.
Poggio Anima translates to ‘Hill of Soul.’ Going back to the concept of Poggio Anima we wanted to capture the ‘soul’ of each vineyard and grape. No manipulation, no water, sugar, etc. Just the pure expression of the fruit and site. I would argue that many wines have a ‘soul,’ but very few weeknight wines share this. Poggio Anima has come along to change this.
Tasting note: Aromas of white peach combine with scents of wildflowers and a hint of mango in this deep golden hued Grillo. It is well-balanced and medium-bodied with a soft palate, fresh mineral notes and tropical fruit characters and a very high-toned, fresh finish.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Sandy clay
Production: After picking the grapes are first destemmed before skin maceration occurs for a few hours. The grapes are subject to a soft-press before fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then left on its lees for a few months before being bottled.
Alcohol (%) 12.5%