Grillo


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At home in Sicily; the table wines that result are full in body, with a floral, herbal aroma. A major component of Sicily’s fortified flagship wine: Marsala.

Primary Flavors

  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus Blossom
  • Thyme
  • Minerals
  • Saline

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-light Body

None Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Think of Grillo as a fuller, funky alternative to Pinot Grigio. With that slight herbal note and bright acidity, all seafood, vegetable dishes and pastas will do well.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly