Wine Of The Week # 22 // Cataldo Grillo & Inzolia

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Sicily is Italy’s southernmost region, for more than 2500 years the area has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats and later fortified Marsala the island’s best known wines are now its dry table wines produced under the regional IGT title, Terre Siciliane.

Produced from 60% of Grillo and 40% of Inzolia grapes, this wine is a pale gold in colour, almost akin to straw. this is a beautiful and delicate wine. The nose is distinct of white blossom, with hints of almonds and fragrant herbs that carry through to the taste. 75cl // 12.5% ABV // £8.49

 

 

Wine Of The Week # 14 // Corvo Bianco

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Corvo is a celebrated Sicilian wine producer based in Casteldaccia, near Palermo. Founded in 1824 they produce about 830,000 cases of wine annually from roughly 14,000 tons of purchased grapes. For many years, Corvo was one of the few table wines imported from Sicily, while that is no longer the case, it is still a popular vineyard who produce some exceptional wines that are a great expression of their varietal for a very reasonable price tag.

Produced entirely from the Insolia grape, this wine is clear and bright pale yellow in colour with green nuances. The aroma is intense, delicate fruity with notes of peach and citrus clearly apparent. The wine is well balanced on the palate which is crisp and dry, with a full bodied feel in the mouth with a very gentle, but pleasant sourness apparent too. £13.99 // 12% ABV // 750ml.