Appassimento Grillo, Miopasso, Sicily 2020
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"The 2020 Miopasso Appassimento Grillo from Sicily is brand new to FVD’s list and a delightful vinous curiosity. Created from 100 per cent Grillo, it’s made in the appassimento style – that’s to say, with a proportion of semi-dried grapes. With fine acidity, it has depth, character and concentration alongside hints of preserved citrus, apricots, nuts and herbs. It’s both quirky and quaffable. "
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
For lovers of Italian wines, many of the most exciting discoveries are now to be found in wonderful Sicily and are being produced by a new generation of young wine growers.
This golden-hued Grillo is, we think, of the very best, as it is produced in the ancient Marsala region which has throughout the ages provided highly prized wines to Ancient Rome, Renaissance Italian courts, and in recent centuries Northern Europe. The fruit is hand-picked in several passes of the vines for peak ripeness. With suggestions of nuts, dried fruit and honey, this is a really lovely wine to pair with fish and seafood this spring.
I drank this wine on a recent trip to Southern Italy and loved it immediately.
- David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect