Mandrarossa is a winery based in Menfi in the south-west of Sicily, where the island slopes gently down towards Africa. It is a wild, unspoilt region of outstanding, unexpected beauty, created by the continuous interaction of Sicily’s most characteristic natural features with elements brought from Africa by the winds and sea.
The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September and during the first ten days of October. Vinification takes place after the maceration of the grapes at temperatures of between 5 - 8 °C The must ferments in steel tanks at 16 - 18 °C. The wine is then aged for 3 months in steel tanks at 10 °C with further ageing in the bottle for 3 months before the wine is released for sale.
This Grecanico is a scented, fresh and mineral wine. Its name evokes the sandy dunes, typical in the South-West shore of the island. On the nose, it recalls intense aromas of orange blossom, citrus, lemon and citron, mixed with a light perception of thyme.