GORGHI TONDI

Their history stems from the story of the  Sala Sisters grandmother, who was fascinated by wild orchids, anemones and daisies, swamp Falcons, mallards and buzzards – and by the unique atmosphere that characterizes the Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi, which is situated near Mazara del Vallo, on the plain between the hills and the sea.

Their love is dedicated to defending a unique winemaking and environmental heritage that the Salas safeguard today, as they did a century ago. In the two estates of Ramisella and San Nicola, a few miles from Mazara del Vallo, in the west corner of Sicily, neat rows of vines stretch over 130 hectares, looking out across the horizon and nurtured by the sea breeze; the vines flourish growing strong and abundant. The vineyards surround the four small round lakes, formed in a karst low-lying landscape where the rain has over time eroded the soil, which are not only suggestive and breathtaking but give the grapes a unique quality that only this terroir can offer.

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COSTE A PREOLA

[grillo]

Coste a Preola is the name we have chosen to pay homage to Sicily and its biodiversity: this is the name of the vineyards that are located on the western side of the island near the Mediterranean Sea, in an area adjacent to the WWF Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi. Coste a Preola Grillo wine is the symbol of the strong link between our Company and the nearby nature reserve.

Classification: “Sicilia” Protected

Geographic Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Alcohol by volume: 12,5%
Colour: bright yellow mellowed by green glints
Aroma: elegant, intense, penetrating, distinct and complex varietal notes, among which passion fruit, mint, pineapple and white peach
Taste: great balance, full, soft and fragrant with lively acidity; good persistence
Pairing: drink with starters of raw fish and shellfishes. Great with fish soups, oven-baked fish and timbales of savoury vegetables
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


KHEIRE

Kheirè is a Greek word that means “Welcome”. It is a tribute paid by Gorghi Tondi to a time when Sicily was part of the glorious Magna Grecia. Kheirè is the ideal witness of the past that reveals not only cultural Greek origins but also Sicily’s proverbial hospitality as it is a crossroads of great peoples and diverse cultures.

Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin “Sicilia”


Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily


Grape variety: 100% Grillo


Colour: straw yellow with olive tints


Aroma: intense and persisting, with notes of almond blossom and sea breeze, delicate and fresh citrus note

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RAJAH

Rajàh is the Arabic word for “Prince” and with this name, Gorghi Tondi keeps alive the memory of Arab domination in Sicily, which is still present in the culture of our island. The Zibibbo is an obvious legacy, an intact symbol of the glorious past that reveals itself in the wine glass, regal like its name and unique in terms of taste and intensity of bouquet.

Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication


Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily


Grape variety: 100% Zibibbo

Colour: straw yellow with greenish tints


Aroma: intense, aromatic with notes of citrus and flowers

COSTE A PREOLA

[nero d'avola]

  


Coste a Preola Nero d'Avola comes from the vineyards bordering the WWF Natural Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi. The association of this wine with the terroir of origin represents the strong link between our winery and the nearby nature reserve. The hints of the Nero d'Avola in Coste a Preola are an emblem of the beauty of a unique territory, which has been dedicated to quality viticulture for millennia.

Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin Sicilia
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Colour: bright ruby red with purplish glints
Aroma: complex, has a pleasantly spiced attack with hints of sour black cherry, small fruits of the forest and tobacco
Taste: rich, intense, soft, ideal tannic weight, great persistence
Pairing: grilled red meat, game, truffle dishes, spicy and seasoned cheeses
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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PALMARÈS BRUT

[grillo]

Palmarès is a Latin word that means “worthy of victory”. We chose it to signify the excellence of our Spumante, which is yet another expression of such a treasure as Grillo grapes. We grow them in a vineyard that combines the peculiarities of a terroir like that of the WWF Nature Reserve after which our Company is named, and the influence of the sea and its salty breezes.

Classification: Brut Sparkling Wine
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Colour: straw yellow, animated by its persistent perlage
Aroma: the rich, refined and balanced bouquet unfolds to remind of spring flowers
Taste: dry, full, sapid and inviting, leaves an aftertaste of almonds on the palate with hints of apricot and pear
Pairing: excellent with fish and shellfish dishes, ideal for any special occasion
Best served at 6°-8° C
Vintages: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016