Place: Sicily, Italy
Grillo is a crossing of Zibibbo (Muscat de Alexandria) and the native Sicilian grape Cataratto. It walks the tightrope of freshness and weight, with the best examples looking something like this.
Nicosia’s citrus-laden and sea-sprayed, with acidity and salinity cutting right through the luscious, slippery texture. It also has a moreish herbal savouriness that makes it a versatile table wine, pairing with all seafood, fresh vegetables and white as well as pesto pasta sauces.