2020 Alessandro Viola Note di Bianco
Alessandro Viola father’s was a vine grower although other than a few bottles of homemade wine he never saw the fruit of his hard work in the vineyard into bottle. Alessandro was fascinated in grape growing from an early age and after a few vintages of self-teaching he decided to get a formal education and study oenology. During his university studies he steered away from the mechanical side of winemaking he was being taught and decided to study the science. The idea that nothing needed to be added or taken away from the wine if the grapes, soil and winemaking were all working together became his mantra.
This lesser known white varietal was truly a revelation for us. It is made from 100% Grillo from the Vineyards in Pietra Rinosa. This clay based soil and proximity to the ocean gives the Grillo a distinct salty and fresh finish.
Where: Sicily, Italy
How: Silky smooth. One of the best vintages we've tasted yet. Seafood and pasta will work wonderfully