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Grillo | Grape variety

Grillo | Grape variety

The late-ripening white wine variety Grillo is now mainly native to Sicily. However, this was not always the case. It only arrived on the peninsula at the end of the 19th century after the great phylloxera disaster from the Italian province of Apulia. During the phylloxera infestation, most of the native varieties there were destroyed, so farmers now turned to particularly resistant varieties, which include Grillo. In Sicily, it is still cultivated today in all regions. On the mainland, it is still permitted in the province of Brindisi. However, in addition to Italy, there are also some other countries that grow Grillo. For example, there are small growing areas in Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

Grillo is a white wine variety that yields a pale yellow wine. It was first used in Sicily in the famous dessert wine Marsala, for which it is still the basis today. Generally, its wine is considered to be very rich in extract and alcohol. It contains light tannins and today is mostly used as a blend with the Catarratto Bianco comune, Catarratto Bianco lucido and Inzolia varieties.

Apparently, the grape variety Grillo is a cross between the varieties Muscat d'Alexandrie and Catarratto Bianco. This was confirmed by a study in 2010. - Gerardo

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´Shamaris´ Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021, Cusumano, Sizilien

Shamaris Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021

Cusumano, Sicily

Pure variety Grillo of pale yellow color. Intense and dense aroma of flowers, lime and some almond. Juicy on the palate with fine, refreshing acidity and persistent finish. - Gerardo

"Intense bright lemon yellow. Exceedingly fragrant of elderberry and lime, plus yellow fruit, ripe quince on the nose. Spans finely velvety over the tongue, appears compact in the core, shows pressure and juicy game, fine salt lemon enlivens the medium-long finish." - Falstaff

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 20

 € 8,95 11,93 €/L

´Sur Sur´ Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021, Donnafugata, Sizilien

Sur Sur Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021

Donnafugata, Sicily

Fresh, typically Sicilian white wine made from Grillo grapes. On the nose, peach fruit and some grapefruit, with a subtle herbal note. In the drink of invigorating freshness and pleasant spiciness. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

   0,75-L 13 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 10,95 14,60 €/L

´Salealto´ Terre Siciliano Bianco IGT 2019, Cusumano, Sizilien

Salealto Terre Siciliano Bianco IGT 2019

Cusumano, Sicily

Salealto, a three-part cuvée of Insolia, Zibbibo and Grillo shows a dense straw yellow color. The nose is complex and multilayered, of yellow fruit, floral aromas and spice. On the palate powerful and concentrated, of lavish fruit and depth. Mineral in the aftertaste. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 12,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 10

 € 21,95 26,53 €/L

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