This characterful white wine comes from a really interesting micro-cooperative in Sicily, with just 6 members. Olive oil, almonds and wine are produced, with 38 hectares of vineyards. The focus is on sustainable, organic winegrowing and minimal intervention winemaking, with very little SO2 added. They belong to the Addiopizzo movement, which says no to the mafia.
Valdibella Ariddu Grillo 2012 Sicily, Italy
13.5% alcohol. This beautifully packaged wine is organic. A full yellow colour, it has a distinctive nose showing fresh, crisp tangerine and ripe apple fruit. The palate is intense with a herby edge to the fruit, which spans ripe peaches to grapefruit, with a bit of nutty warmth. Real character here. 91/100 (£11.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
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Grillo very trendy now…but it sounds worth a try.