Country: Italy, Sicily
Tasting Notes: An ancient grape variety, a cross between Moscato and Catarratto, results in a wine with a concentrated and complex aroma. It’s cultivated at Regaleali on the hills next to Case Vecchie. We produce it by blending grapes from different harvest times: the part from the early harvest, for freshness and hints of mineral; the part from the later harvest gives it structure. Just like in the fairy tales, the cricket “Grillo” was used by the fairies as a horse, hence “Cavallo delle Fate” (the fairies’ horse).
Varietal: 100% Grillo
Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, it also goes well with many traditional Italian hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, based on cold cuts or fish. Its color makes it an ideal accompaniment for recipes with pink ingredients, such as shrimps or salmon, and it is delicious with many of the spicy dishes of oriental cuisine.