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Grillo

Grillo is a white grape variety that is renowned for its role in Marsala winemking. Crisp and fruity dry Grillo wines are gaining popularity in recent years. Originating from Sicily, it is now grown in various regions around the world.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Grillo produces light to medium bodied wines with a light greenish-yellow colour. The aroma and flavour profile consists of citrus and stone fruit, floral and herbal notes, with a touch of salinty.

Fresh Grillo grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Grillo is mainly grown in west coast of Sicily, where it is used as a component of Marsala, and also in Puglia. It is grown in small quantities in Argentina, Australia, Malta, California, New Zealand and South Africa. Grillo is a vigorous variety and it is sensitive to powdery and downy mildew. It can tolerate drought and has low susceptibility to botrytis. The winemaking process typically involves stainless steel fermentation, but oak barrels are sometimes used, depending on the desired style. In Sicily, Grillo is used to make fresh and flavorful varietal wines, as well as Marsala, a fortified wine. Some Sicilian producers often blend it with Chardonnay, to make easy-drinking table whites. Grillo's fresh acidity and fruity flavours make it a great accompaniment to seafood dishes, salads and light pastas.

Foods to pair with Grillo:

Asian food
Pasta
Curry
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Grillo
Grillo is the Italian word for cricket and it is believed that the variety was named after the insect because of its song-like buzzing noise.

Top Wines with Grillo

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Florio Vecchioflorio Marsala Superiore Secco

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Florio Vecchioflorio Marsala Superiore Secco is a delightful wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Marsala, this wine is crafted with meticulous care from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features include ideal soil composition and favorable climate conditions, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, ensuring the preservation of the wine's unique character. The style of this Marsala Superiore Secco is dry, offering a harmonious balance of flavors and a crisp finish.
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Santa Tresa Il Grillo di Santa Tresa Brut

Santa Tresa

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Santa Tresa Il Grillo di Santa Tresa Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the best of Sicily's winemaking traditions. Produced in the renowned appellation of Sicilia, this wine is crafted from the Grillo grape variety, which thrives in the region's sunny and warm climate. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the island's volcanic soils, adding a unique mineral character to the wine. With meticulous winemaking techniques, this sparkling wine is made using the traditional method, resulting in fine bubbles and a crisp, refreshing style. Its vibrant acidity and citrus flavors make it a perfect choice for celebrations or as an aperitif.
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Cantine Pellegrino Garibaldi Marsala Superiore Dolce

Cantine Pellegrino

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Cantine Pellegrino Garibaldi Marsala Superiore Dolce is a delightful sweet wine that showcases the expertise of Cantine Pellegrino, a renowned winery in Marsala, Italy. This wine is produced in the Marsala appellation, known for its unique vineyard features that contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves carefully selected grapes and a meticulous fermentation process, resulting in a rich and luscious wine. With its sweet and indulgent style, Cantine Pellegrino Garibaldi Marsala Superiore Dolce is perfect for those who appreciate a dessert wine that is both elegant and full of character.
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Marco de Bartoli Vigna la Miccia Marsala Superiore Oro Natural

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Marco de Bartoli Vigna la Miccia Marsala Superiore Oro is a premium fortified wine produced by the renowned winemaker Marco de Bartoli. This wine is made in the Marsala appellation of Sicily, Italy, which is known for producing high-quality fortified wines. The grapes used to make this wine are grown in the Vigna la Miccia vineyard, which is located in a warm and sunny area that is ideal for grape growing. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for several years, which gives it a rich and complex flavor profile. It is a perfect accompaniment to desserts or can be enjoyed on its own as a digestif.
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Donnafugata Grillo Sur Sur

Donnafugata

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Donnafugata Grillo Sur Sur is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the beautiful region of Sicily, this wine is made from the Grillo grape variety, which thrives in the island's warm climate. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the coastal breezes and volcanic soils, imparting unique characteristics to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes and a gentle pressing to preserve their freshness and aromas. The resulting wine is crisp, vibrant, and full of tropical fruit flavors, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing and expressive white wine.
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