Notes of preserved lemon, lime leaf and toffee on the nose tempt you in. The palate is bright and fresh. What it lacks in its flavour complexity it makes up for in its immediacy and freshness.92 pts - Ken Gargett (Wine Pilot)
Grillo is a variety that will not be familiar to many winelovers. This hardy Italian white thrives in Sicily where it handles the high temperatures with ease (perhaps it will be given a shot locally – there are actually around half a dozen local producers, though mostly in the cooler Adelaide Hills). It is used either in the making of Marsala or as a dry white wine, which on occasion is blended with Chardonnay. This one is all Grillo and rather exciting. Pale yellow, this is fresh and medium bodied at best. We have floral notes, notably frangipani blossoms, grapefruit pith, pears, orange rind notes and a minerally backing. Good intensity throughout, this is a wine that flows well, with focus. There is a seductive texture here and very good length. Drink now and up to the next five to six years. Lots to like in what would be a delicious wine with your next seafood feast.91 pts - Barry Weinman (Fine Wine Club)
Grillo is a very productive variety, so yields need to be managed carefully through shoot management and green harvesting to reduce the number of bunches on each vine. Final cropping was around 12 tonnes/hectare. To preserve freshness, the grapes were harvested at night, and refrigeration is used in the winery. Here, the texture is more apparent than any overt flavours, though there are some stone fruit notes. The texture is supported by well-judged residual sugar and refreshing acidity. The finish feels quite dry and this would be well suited to food.