Chardonnay, rosé, Chardonnay, rosé- that’s my wine glass on repeat. Every now and then, I’m eager for something different – enter Post Road Liquors! Nick had a brand new varietal for me to try! Well, at least new to me. This pretty little grape comes from Sicily; that means it is probably a badass. A badass new wine – the perfect way to break the Chardonnay/rosé rut!
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GRAPE – Grillo
COUNTRY – Italy
REGION – Sicily
TASTING NOTES – Straw yellow in color with green reflections. The nose has strong notes of yellow peach and apricot, with floral aromas of Sicilian Spanish broom and almond flowers on the finish. On the palate, it is fresh, persistent and has a remarkable acidity that is well-balanced with the alcohol. It has a long and soft finish.
TALES FROM A TASTING
If variety is the spice of life, I’ve had a very bland wine glass lately. I love trying new things; sometimes, I need a nudge to take a risk and diverge from the usual.
I was pumped to try the 2017 Feudo Montoni Grillo Timpa. Nick told me it would drink a little like a Sauvignon Blanc, so I held off on opening it until I was with one of my Sauvignon Blanc-loving friends.
This Chardonnay drinker and the Sauvignon Blanc aficionado both loved it! There isn’t anything intimidating or challenging about this wine. It’s easy-going and enjoyable. Feudo Montoni says the Grillo is excellent with seafood, white meat, or fresh cheeses, or as an aperitif.
I can tell you from experience, it is a fantastic aperitif and is perfect anytime you want to enjoy a little wine and catch up with a good friend!
As for the Grillo grape, I did a quick search, and it turns out this sassy little badass is actually one of the three main grapes that are used in making Marsala. Grillo typically does best in warmer climates, like Sicily, the home of the Marsala region. What makes this particular Grillo a toughie is that the vines grow on a slope that has a 70% incline. That is seriously steep. Plus, they are organic, which means no pesticides or chemicals to fight off the vermin and fungus. This Grillo deals with that grit all on its own!
This is a wine you definitely want to try. We’re so happy we could help Post Road Liquors help make the introduction.
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Thank you to Post Road Liquors, 44 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA, for introducing me to Grillo rosé, as well as for their expertise!
Stop in to experience the first class service and selection. You can also find the same excellent services at their other locations, as follows:
Upper Falls Liquors
150 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02462
Needham Wine & Spirits
1257 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Auburndale Wine & Spirit
2102 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
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