Cards of Wine

Grillo (Italy)

Grillo is a white wine grape from Sicilia.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Flowers
Flowers
Thyme
Thyme
Spices
Spices
Salt
Salt

Lemon, Grapefruit, Green Apple, and Pear are typical Grillo flavors.

With delicate Floral notes (Citrus Blossom. Acacia), and hints of Herbs (Rosemary. Thyme.), Spices and salty Minerals.

Profile

Grilloo is dry and acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium - Light
FRUITMedium - Light
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Seafood
Seafood

Pasta
Pasta
Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Risotto
Risotto

Grillo is a little fuller than Italian Pinot Grigio, more like Sauvignon Blanc.

Italian Seafood, Vegetables, and Pasta Dishes are the best pairs.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salads.
Grilled Vegetables.
Seafood. Fried Calamari.
Sicilian Pasta Dishes.
White Meat. Chicken. Duck.

Cheese:
Fresh Goat Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Smoked Trout Salad.
Tomato and Watermelon Salad.
Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing.
Liguine (Spagetthi) with Cod and Asparagus.

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

If You Like Grillo

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

About Grillo

Grillo can tolerate high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilia.

It is well known as the main grape in the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

Sicilia

Primary Grapes:

Catarratto (35%)
Nero d’Avola (15%)