Thursday, January 18, 2007

Feudo Arancio Grillo 2005 wine review by (PB)

This Sicilian white is pale yellow with slight hint of green.
The bouquet is sweet and powdery; quite fragrant with fruity, citrus notes.

It is off dry on the palate with simple flavors that accompany appetizers well and would make a nice chilled, summer wine. I didn't even know this grape existed but (NW) and I found it on our most recent Boston bargain hunting excursion. It was $8 and was worth that just for the experience of a new varietal. It's not a block buster but is pleasant enough for sitting on a proch enjoying a warm summer eve. Chill it down fairly well and enjoy! Raise a glass to warm summer nights--we just came out of sub-zero temps where I am from... brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Theresa said...

Grillo is actually one of the main grapes used to make Marsala, the famous Sicilian fortified wine. It oxidizes really easily, which is why it is rarely found as a varietal dry wine.

teri said...

My husband and I opened a bottle of this for dinner tonight and it was not pale yellow, but more of a golden yellow and I did not like it at all. It was too sweet and decided that perhaps I would freeze it and use it the next time I make chicken reminded me of a sherry wine. COuld it have been spoiled since it was not pale yellow but definitely gold?