Learn about Grillo — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Full-bodied and delicately aromatic, Grillo is one of Sicily’s most valued white grape varieties. While it is an important ingredient in Marsala, it also makes a delicious dry white wine on its own.
Tasting Notes for Grillo
Grillo is a dry, white wine plentiful in tropical fruit, white peach or bitter citrus. Elderflower, honeysuckle, mint, thyme and other fresh herbs characterize the aroma profile of Grillo.
Perfect Food Pairings for Grillo
Grilled shrimp with lemon, seafood pasta, roasted snapper, radish salad with herbs and grilled cauliflower are natural pairings for Grillo.
Sommelier Secrets for Grillo
Grillo is a natural genetic cross of Sicily’s indigenous Catarratto with Muscat of Alexandria and typically grows well in the gobelet system (bush vines).
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