Ottoventi Grillo .8 · Profile
Refreshing, crisp, delightful – a Sicilian summer day with a cooling breeze captured in a glass.
Cantina Ottoventi is the labour of love of Antonino and Giuseppina Mazzara, actively supported by their daughter Sara and her family. Together they handle all operational and strategic management of the vineyards and the winery, capably supported by Dott. Arturo D’Angelo as their head enologist.
The winery takes its name from the 8 winds (otto venti) that constantly bring in fresh sea breezes from all directions to the island of Sicily. These winds give the Sicilian vineyards located close to the coast line their diverse and unique terroir. They also result in the grapes to be dry and healthy. A ventilated vineyard has less incidents of plant disease. Ottoventi’s 40 hectares of vineyards are located close to the coast in Western Sicily in the areas of Erice, Valderice, and Trapani. You can find the scent of the Mediterranean Sea in the wines, as the winds determine their distinct salinity and minerality
Deep, concentrated flavours carrying the warmth and passion of Sicily.
Complex, refreshing with a great balance of ripe fruit and acidity – Grillo at its finest.
Rich and complex – an excellent expression of Nerello Mascalese from the western part of Sicily.