Donnafugata 2021 SurSur DOC- Grillo


Variety: Grillo

Producer: Donnafugata

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2021



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Ageing: 2 months in tanks and 3 months in bottles

SurSur 2021, brilliant straw yellow, on the nose  offers a fresh bouquet with notes of white fleshed fruit (peach and cantaloupe melon) combined with scents of wildflowers and mint. The fruity notes resurface on the palate with pleasant freshness and smoothness.

Grillo is an ancient autochthonous Sicilian grape variety, but it is also a cute little animal (the cricket) that brings good luck. The name sur sur, that means cricket, comes from the classical Arabic language which was once also spoken in Sicily. The voice of spring, with its scents and colors, is depicted on the label. It shows Gabriella (founder of Donnafugata, with her husband Giacomo) as a girl in flight, running barefoot through the flowers and fresh grass, following the singing of crickets that sounds sweet to her ears, like a thousand “SurSur… “.


The Grillo for the production of SurSur was harvested between last decade of August and the first of September.


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

Ageing potential 

To be enjoyed within 3 years.


It matches perfectly with seafood appetisers, vegetarian first courses and roast fish. Try also with grilled white meats and fresh goat cheese. Serve in tulip glasses of medium size and height, it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 9–11°C.

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Brilliant straw yellow, on the nose SurSur 2021 offers a fresh bouquet with notes of white fleshed fruit (peach and cantaloupe melon) combined with scents of wildflowers and mint. The fruity notes resurface on the
palate with pleasant freshness and smoothness.