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Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, Italia

Light, easy-drinking, and a good value, Grillo is a white wine I love to drink. To some, like Principi di Butera, Grillo is like a brilliant rare diamond. That is why they named their wine “Diamanti.” This wine is a diamond and that is why the Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, Italia is the Please The Palate wine of the week.

Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, Italia

Grillo, along with Catarratto and Inzolia, are the three white grapes used as the base blend for Marsala. Historically, Catarratto was the backbone of Marsala but now Grillo is the primary grape due to its superior quality. This quality is also seen in single variety dry wines.

Feudo Principi di Butera, owned by the Zonin family since 1997, is located in the province of Caltanissetta, in the southern part of the island of Sicily. The mineral rich soils of Butera are ideal for grapes, such as Grillo.

Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, Italia

For the Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The juice is kept on the lees for 4-6 months and aged for an additional few months in bottle. The wine is a straw yellow color with a fresh nose with lime, pineapple and mineral notes. Enjoy with fish, raw or cooked, and roasted vegetables. Retailing for $16.99, the Principi di Butera 2019 Diamanti Grillo Sicilia DOC, Italia is definitely a diamond.

 



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