A white with dried pineapple and honey aromas and flavors. Full body, very rich, flavorful and dense. With a straw of yellow and gold colour, this crisp, medium-weight wine offers intriguing and intense floral aromas, with notes of citrus, peach, almonds and sweet grass. It goes well with seafood, delicately flavored first course, white meat and grilled fish.
Grillo comes from the wine-lover’s paradise, Sicily where it produces crisp and savory wines. It is a grape that used to be adopted exclusively in Marsala production. As producers chose to brew more vigorous varieties, plantings of Grillo was declined in the 1960s. However, Grillo was vinified by legendary Marsala producer Marco de Bartoli in 1990 again.
The Feudo Maccari lies just over a mile from the sea, and basks in a dry, sun drenched climate verging on torrid in the summer months. Mediterranean winds moderate the climate and aerate the clusters, and some irrigation is required during the hot, dry season. The vineyards lie 240 feet above sea level on southerly exposed slopes, and the predominant volcanic soil profile is mixed in a few areas with white sand and chalk deposits.
In Italian, the name Grillo means “cricket”, while some research explain that the naming can refer to its production being a little discontinuous and “jumpy”!