Review: 2019 Vento di Mare Grillo Sicilia DOC

Review: 2019 Vento di Mare Grillo Sicilia DOC

Once exclusively a blending grape for Madeira wine due to its high sugar content, grillo has since come into its own, and it’s common now as a Sicilian table wine. This offering from Vento di Mare is organic — and quite affordable.

Kicking things off on the (perhaps unsurprisingly) sweet side, this wine starts with fresh lemon then works its way toward tropical notes, with pineapple and a bit of guava in the mix. As the palate builds towards the finish, some melon notes emerge alongside a floral character that comes into focus, where hints of salty minerality spar with what is ultimately a dominant, lingering, and distinctly sweet fruit character. Fine, if short of “serious.”

B / $11 /

2019 Vento di Mare Grillo Sicilia DOC




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