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      All about grillo

      What is grillo wine?

      These wines come from the Grillo grape, which is thought to have originated in Sicily. The grape variety suits the harsh Sicilian climate, thriving in the dry heat of the island. These grapes were originally used to produce fortified wine until demand for Masala-type wines declined during the late 1900s, Then Sicilian winemakers started using the grape to produce easy-to-drink table wines. A typical example of this varietal would be a dry, full-bodied wine such as Corvo Bianco that has a relatively high acid content. This is a wine that's usually served young, no need to wait years for it to age.

      History of the Grillo grape

      Grillo is a relatively new hybrid, consisting of a cross between Catarratto and Zibibbo grapes. Developed as part of efforts in the 19th century to find vine varieties resistant to the phylloxera louse that destroyed many European vineyards, grillo vines are genetically identical to Rossese Bianco grapes grown in Liguria and the South Piedmont in Italy. Thanks to high sugar levels and ease of oxidation, the grape was first used to produce fortified wine. More recently, with improved viticulture techniques, winemakers use this grape to make light white wines with pleasant fruity aromas. There are two slightly different types of Grillo vines, Riddu and Rossese, with different levels of acidity, tannin and sugar, often used together to make a white blend.

      Characteristics of grillo white wine

      This is a sippable Italian wine. Its nose may evoke images of citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit or those of white fruits such as apple and pear, as found in Feudo Montoni Grillo wine. Often present is the scent of herbs like rosemary and sage. Flavors include a delicate touch of lemon and apple together with a nutty sensation. Table wines often have a medium body and a relatively high level of acidity, although the wine may be more creamy if aged in oak.

      Pairing grillo wines with food

      Grillo white wine goes well with seafood such as calamari and bluefish. It also pairs nicely with Italian pasta or macaroni as well as with duck, white meat and goat cheese.

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