Grillo is a traditional Sicilian grape that is ideally suited to the island’s warmth and makes wines of elegance and body. The potential has always been there and now with winemakers of flair and expertise it can be realised. A lovely, firm, ripe nose with tones of citrus and on the palate a rounded and depth followed by a nicely balanced finish.
The Grillo grape was probably brought to Sicily by the Phoenicians up to 1000BC. It was for many years the mainstay of Marsala but with the recent renaissance of wines in Sicily its potential has been realised. The Canicatti winery has recently been rebuilt and has a great deal of investment. Tonino Guzzo, its consultant winemaker, has been chosen in Decanter magazine as one of Italy’s up and coming winemakers and is making wines of outstanding quality.