Alessandro Viola

Note di Bianco Grillo

9.050 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Pantelleria, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Grillo
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

Simple pleasures for another scorcher in NYC: white & yellow pit fruits, medium acidity, light/medium body, drunk as an aperitif with charcuterie & grape leaves, etc

Simple pleasures for another scorcher in NYC: white & yellow pit fruits, medium acidity, light/medium body, drunk as an aperitif with charcuterie & grape leaves, etc

Jul 27th, 2021
Ellen Clifford

At first blush I got a hit of Brett but a vigorous decant aired it out and it’s drinking quite deftly. A new natural wine shop opened in my hood: Psychic Wines. So I had to chat the owner up on what he was into. This Sicilian elixir is a gentle beast. Grilled melon, a bit of sea salt, and an animal undercurrent of pleasant funk. Feels like summer love: sharp, poignant, and a bit sweaty. The first two sips I did not love. The more decant time the more I’m relishing. Very sexy wine.

At first blush I got a hit of Brett but a vigorous decant aired it out and it’s drinking quite deftly. A new natural wine shop opened in my hood: Psychic Wines. So I had to chat the owner up on what he was into. This Sicilian elixir is a gentle beast. Grilled melon, a bit of sea salt, and an animal undercurrent of pleasant funk. Feels like summer love: sharp, poignant, and a bit sweaty. The first two sips I did not love. The more decant time the more I’m relishing. Very sexy wine.

6 people found it helpfulAug 11th, 2018
Brandon Thiessen

Slight VA blows off relatively quickly; tart acid, great deeper complexity: sweet hay, cornflakes, brioche, melon, gooseberry. V good.

Slight VA blows off relatively quickly; tart acid, great deeper complexity: sweet hay, cornflakes, brioche, melon, gooseberry. V good.

2 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2019
Jeremy Lu

Tea, mezcal, a real wild ride

Tea, mezcal, a real wild ride

2 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2019
Pooneet K

Very nice and very interesting. Quite amber in the glass, and some definite “organic” traits - unfined, cloudy, etc. Quite textured in the palate, lots of acid, pretty grippy. Little bit of grape-yness, but very good.

Very nice and very interesting. Quite amber in the glass, and some definite “organic” traits - unfined, cloudy, etc. Quite textured in the palate, lots of acid, pretty grippy. Little bit of grape-yness, but very good.

2 people found it helpfulMar 9th, 2019
Joe Weinberger

This wine ended up being very good, but it needs some air after being opened. First half of the bottle was pretty disjointed. Some Brett and yeasty flavors on the finish going on for the first hour. Last couple of glasses were much better. Smoked pineapple, saline, good texture.

This wine ended up being very good, but it needs some air after being opened. First half of the bottle was pretty disjointed. Some Brett and yeasty flavors on the finish going on for the first hour. Last couple of glasses were much better. Smoked pineapple, saline, good texture.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2020
Deanna Urciuoli

This wine is both juicy and tart, with a smooth buttery essence. Definitely a slight funkiness in taste, but very well balanced. It opens up the longer it breathes.

This wine is both juicy and tart, with a smooth buttery essence. Definitely a slight funkiness in taste, but very well balanced. It opens up the longer it breathes.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2019
Nick Janikian

Zesty minerality with round almond / stone fruit. So delicious and opened up beautifully!

Zesty minerality with round almond / stone fruit. So delicious and opened up beautifully!

Aug 1st, 2022
Chris Grimm

Floral lemonade.

Floral lemonade.

Jun 12th, 2022
Michael Duffy

Rucola. Lovely stuff. A little honey and apricot, nice lift.

Rucola. Lovely stuff. A little honey and apricot, nice lift.

Sep 30th, 2021