REGION: Sicily, Italy
GRAPE: 100% Grillo
Citrusy - Fresh - Salty
This is the azienda’s flagship wine, fruit forward with lovely pear skin bitters. It is joyful, fresh, lifted by a citrusy and salty finish. An extremely smashable wine.
The Viola family has always had a strong bond with their terroir, indigenous grapes and wine. Alessandro and Aldo's father was a winegrower and produced some wine for domestic consumption. The brothers, impregnated with this culture, followed their own personal path and went on separate winemaking journeys. Alessandro graduated in oenology and viticulture, and gained experience around the world (windsurfing as well winemaking!) before deciding to come back home and solely focus on the family’s land. The visceral love for his Sicilian roots makes him a fervent advocate for native varieties and catarratto in particular. This sensitive grape is especially well-suited to that corner of Sicily and it beautifully conveys a sense of place when put in the right hands.
Try this with Brefu Brach