Pale straw yellow color; tropical fruit, mango, white flowers on the nose; bright, fresh fruit, lemon, green apple on the palate;
dry, medium body, good acidity; simple, flexible wine that will pair well with seafood, salads and vegetable dishes, white meats.
Grillo is the most-planted white grape in Sicily, where it does well in the heat. Stemmari is the largest exporter of Sicilian wines to the U.S. and is part of Gruppo Mezzacorona, one of the Italian wine giants for more than a century. Stemmari is committed leader in green movement, both in their vineyards and their winery: sustainable agriculture, clean and renewable sources of energy (winery is 100% solar powered), efficient use of water (waste water is recycled, rain is captured, computerized drip irrigation used), reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
Very pleasant wine for fun, sun, aperitif, light meal. Terrific price. Responsible maker. $7-10
Second photo: Stemmari winery and vineyards