Valdibella Ariddu Grillo 2020
Reflecting the warmth of the Sicilian sun this dry white, made from local variety Grillo, has a lovely generosity about it. Flavours of ripe pear, melon, almond and wild herbs lead the way to a waxy, rich palate, with a welcome saline edge. Grillo has long been used to make the Sicilian fortified wine Marsala, but is proving a hit in a dry, unfortified style like this.
Valdibella is a cooperative of ten farmers based in the province of Palermo, in the west of Sicily. Everything is grown organically, and they focus on biodiversity, with considered and varied crops grown, including grapes of course.