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Sicilian grillo

erica Dec 30, 2006 12:43 PM

I had this wine for the first time last night; it is the house pour at a very good Italian restaurant (L"Impero) here in NYC. I would love to learn more about it and the names of any good producers to look for....names of importers would be helpful as well. What kinds of foods (other than sushi) would this be a good match for?

Many thanks!

  1. r
    RicRios Dec 30, 2006 04:39 PM

    Lots of Sicilian Grillos in the market (just google SICILY GRILLO), but only one listed by Parker, here's the quote:

    Wine Advocate #165 (June 2006)
    2005 Terre Grillo IGT
    Rating: 87 points
    Cost: $11
    Producer: Terre. Sicily, Italy.

    The 2005 Grillo, made from an indigenous grape of the same name, displays crisp lemon/lime characteristics along with a hint of honeyed grapefruit, and green apples. Possessing fresh, lively acidity, medium body, and a crisp, zesty finish, it would be a lovely accompaniment to grilled seafood. Enjoy it over the next year.

    A Leonardo LoCascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620; fax (201) 445-9868.

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    1. re: RicRios
      erica Dec 30, 2006 07:02 PM

      Thank you so much! I called the restaurant and the one they use for pouring is Feudi Arancio, distributed by Prestige Wine imports. Very inexpensive. I will check out both of these.

      1. re: erica
        RicRios Dec 30, 2006 09:54 PM

        2005 Feudo Arancio Grillo $7.46
        Pop's Wines & Spirits
        256 Long Beach Road
        Island Park, New York 11558
        516.432.2648, Fax

    2. m
      markabauman Dec 30, 2006 10:01 PM

      If you liked that wine, you might also want to check out Inzolia.

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      1. re: markabauman
        erica Dec 31, 2006 06:14 PM

        Thanks to both of you. I will also check out the Inzolia; I bought a bottle. This is why I love chowhound!

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