Grillo rediscovered

19 Jul 2021

Grillo is a Sicilian white grape variety most famous for its role in the island's fortified Marsala wines.

There is some debate as to the origins of Grillo, as its earliest mention comes as recently as the mid-19th Century. Some believe that the variety is native to Sicily, suggesting it is the progeny of Catarratto and Muscat of Alexandria.

There is even some evidence to suggest that this was the variety in the Roman wine Mamertino, a particular favorite of Julius Caesar!

When vinified to a high standard, Grillo makes a fresh, light white wine with nutty, fruit-driven flavors that include lemon and apple.

It now has become a viable contender for the quintessential Italian table white: light, easy-drinking and often associated with very good value. In this regard, it competes with Soave, Gavi and Pinot Grigio.

The grapes for the Rupe Secca Grillo are selected from the best vineyards in the Marsala area. This Sicilian white has an intense bouquet and lovely palate of citrus and tropical fruit flavours with refreshing acidity. It is perfect for drinking on its own, as an aperitif or accompanied with seafood or salads.



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Rupe Secca Grillo, Sicily, 2021

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