Mortellito Calaiancu Bianco 2019


Dominated almost entirely by Grillo, with a smaller splash of Cataratto rounding the blend, this is a wine that seems to speak of a tempered late-summer hedonism; one part endless sunshine - baking meyer lemons, dried coastal scrub, sun tan lotion, heavily laden tomato bushes in the heat; the other part - all coolness and freshness, a bracing dip in the briny oceans below, a cool, saline mouthful to help battle the afternoon’s rays. More fresh herb than fresh cut grass, more jalapeño than bell pepper, more pomelo and under ripe kiwi fruit and lemon marmalade than anything distinctly tropical.