Cusumano - Shamaris Grillo 2019
Cusumano - Shamaris Grillo 2019 (87 TSW)
First day of my backyard vacation - the perfect white for sunny weather must be this Sicily Grillo white wine.
In 1970, Francesco Cusumano started producing wine to prove that it is possible to make good wines in Sicily. Today his sons Diego and Alberto are in charge. The Cusumano family has invested in various areas in Sicily, in order to create the best terroir per grape variety. The wine cellar is located in Partinico where the wines are aged. In the basement, technological innovation, attention to design and respect for history come together.
The Italian island of Sicilia is home to the Grillo vines. These grapes produce fruity, fresh white wines and the famous Italian dessert wine Marsala. The grape variety has dominated Sicily since the end of the 19th century. Most suppliers mix them with the island's native grapes such as Cataratto Bianco or Inzolia. One of the oldest growing areas of the grape variety is probably Liguria.
About the wine:
After a cold soaking for five hours, the pneumatic pressing follows. The fermentation then takes place at the controlled temperature of 18 to 20 degrees. Finally, the wine is kept in stainless steel for four months and is further aged in the bottle.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. (Almost straw yellow)
On the medium nose aromas of melon, pear, peach and citrus with hints of nuts, tropical fruits, white flowers and almonds.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with good interplay between acidity and light sweetness (honey). Light waxy with nice mineral freshness.
Perfect with this weather on it's own or with seafood, fish.
Great Sicily value wine.