We've long been a fan of Di Meno's Catarratto, and we're rather smitten with their lovely new Grillo too. Elegant & aromatic with peach, dried apricots, lemon balm, a little honeydew melon, grapefruit & Grillo's signature grassiness and a nice bit of texture to the palate too. The finish is long & fresh with a touch of minerality.
Hailing from the subregion of Alcamo in Western Sicily, the Vesco family have been tending vines, olive groves and wheat in this area for 100 years. Since the early 90s, they've revolutionised their farming and cellar practices, and are today combining traditional techniques with modern technology to resounding success. With nearly 100 hectares under vine, they're known as a trailblazer on the island for organic and sustainable viticulture. Meno means less in Italian, so expect less handling, less intervention and less filtering and SO2, but certainly no less flavour!
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2021 Di Meno Grillo from the hills of north-west Sicily, is so engaging it demanded inclusion. I don’t get much on the nose – maybe a touch of peach and melon – but on the palate I get plenty: lemon zest, herbs, melon and grapefruit, and I love it. It’s simple, yes, but crisp, clean and refreshing and if you forgot to put a bottle in the fridge, just lob in an ice cube. No shame in that.”Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine