Fuedo Maccari bottles some more than worthwhile reds. Why not give the Grillo a go? Crisp, light, sometimes sharp like grapefruit pith, our nominal experience with Grillo is it’s the arch enemy of Riesling. But it’s a fine line between refreshingly appealing and innocuous. This teeters towards the latter.
Like a whisper of breeze on a humid day, this wine has no staying power. Not on the nose, not on the palate. It’s simple, it’s one note, there is only a nuance of tropical fruit, and if there’s anything exceptional it’s how refreshing it could be eating fritto misto on a terrace in Sicily with a view of Malta in the distance where, truth be told, the wine doesn’t have to be very good to make the day especial.
James Suckling gave this a 90 and called it full body. Wow, what planet was he on? Full body? This couldn’t pass as a limbless bust in the ruins of Pompeii.
Price: $27 at Kitsilano Wine.
Market Liquidity: Like the rat at the end of The Departed: not necessary.