Tenuta Rapitala Grillo – tasting notes

Name: Tenuta Rapitala Grillo
Producer: Tenuta Rapitala
Region: Sicily, Italy
Grape Varieties: Grillo
Vintage2013

Pairing:  Fritto Misto (fried calamari, eggplant, zucchini, and carrots) at Felice 

I’m not as familiar with the Italian grape varieties, so I went with the eeny-meeny-mino-moe wine selection methodology to choose this 2013 Grillo.  The flavor was very light, slightly sweet, and not overly remarkable.  However, it was hot night, so it was crisp and refreshing, and the slight sweetness complemented the saltiness of the calamari.
Overall Rating:  


Sight
Color: 
      White: Pale Yellow-green

Brightness: Day Bright – it was almost clear

Aroma
Intensity: Aromatic
Age: Youthful
Scent: Grass and Citrus

Palate
Dry/Sweet: Off-dry
Body: Very Light
Acidity: Crisp
Flavors: The aroma was much stronger than the flavor, but still some citrus and herbal qualities.  The label mentioned hints of almond, but I didn’t notice that until after reading the label. 😉
Finish: Short(<3 sec)

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