Friday, October 9, 2009

Fatascia Kaila Grillo and Inzolia 2007

Fatascia Kaila Grillo and Inzolia 2007
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Blend: Grillo (50%), Inzolia (50%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: August 2009
Purchase Price: $12.99

Our review: Deep gold in color, this wine exhibits aromas of peach and melon with distinct notes of honey and spice. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, the expressive fruit flavors have considerable complexity and depth. The finish is long, with characteristics of oak cellaring (though according to the winemaker none was used).

Our rating: This is a most interesting wine. The grapes are native to Sicily and produce a wine that is likely quite unfamiliar to American palates. Pair this wine with roasted chicken and potatoes, as we did, or dishes that have richly flavored sauces, and serve just barely chilled. We rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colore: Giallo paglierino, con riflessi dorati (straw yellow with golden reflections). Sapore: Equilibrato ed armonico, sapido, fruttato. Tipici sentori delle uve di provenienza (balanced and harmonious, full-bodied, fruity; typical aromas of the varietal grapes)."

Winery website: Fatascia.

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