Donnafugata “SurSur” Grillo
Donnafugata, co-founded by the Sicilian wine pioneer Giacomo Rallo, is one of the wineries credited with helping to reinvigorate and raise the bar for wines of this small and once-forgotten corner of Italy. A mere couple decades ago, most of the world had never tasted or really cared about Sicilian wines. Now you will find Sicilian wines on wine bar and restaurant lists from Hong Kong to New York to…Hastings and Napier.
While Sicily is an incredibly hot part of the world–the island also has an active volcano lighting up many a night–the wines from this region can be incredibly fresh and vibrant, but powereful and expressive at the same time. This delicate balance is largely what makes Sicilian wines so inviting and interesting. And it’s innovative winemaking techniques as well as a stubborn confidence in the unique grapes of the island that have allowed Sicilian wines to really shine. This Grillo is a fun, juicy, fruity, fresh and breezy wine and such an easy entry into the world of Sicilian vino.
About This Wine
- Clay/loam with limestone sub-strata
- Sustainable farming with a focus on improving soil biodiversity
- Seared scallops or any other seafood dishes, salads with herbs and goat cheese