Regieterre Grillo Musita DOC 2017
Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.
Situated in western Sicily in the hilly territory of Salemu, Musita comprises of 50ha of vineyards at an altitude of 500 metres. Family run for five generations, Don Ignazio Ardagna planted the first vineyard on the slopes of Musita. The winery was handed down through the generations and today Carmela Ardagna is the winemaker. The winery was built in the 1970`s on the same hill and boasts state of the art equipment to create high quality wines using a mixture of traditional and international grape varieties. The name Musita stems from the name of an ancient mosque (one of the most prominent in Sicily at the time) which was located in the area.
The Grillo grape is one of southern Italy`s indigenous varieties and is widely planted in Sicily. Medium bodied on the palate with notes of peach, apple and tropical hints of dried pineapple. Perfectly balanced with a refreshing citrus acidity.
92 points Falstaff magazine 2018