Grillo is a Sicilian grape variety well suited to the heat of the island. Previously used only in fortified Marsala wine, it is now being seen increasingly in still dry white wines like this one. The family-run winery, Caruso & Minini, is certified organic and has been producing wine for four generations
Although this wine is aromatic with Grillo-typical aromas & flavours – apple, lemon & lime with nuttiness & a hint of orange blossom and sage – I could equally have classified it as Crisp & Light. The body is moving towards medium territory largely as a result of ageing the wine on its lees. Fermentation was in oak and acacia vats – but these are huge barrels so the oak influence is very subtle. Fundamentally it’s a crisp, fresh wine thanks to a very well-balanced level of acidity with complexity of flavours. For such quality and for an organic wine, this is really great value – and very drinkable! There’s a lovely lime and nectarine finish.