Grillo Sauvignon, Terre Siciliana, Italy £4.99
Regular Aldi wine shoppers will already be aware that five pounds or less can buy you good quality wine and a lot of satisfaction. For everyone else it might come as a surprise. This grillo sauvignon is a great place to start getting acquainted with Aldi’s uncommon value for money.
Unlike pinot grigio, grillo is not a well-known Italian white grape, but it is one of dozens of hidden Sicilian treasures starting to make a name for themselves in the UK.
The grillo component of this wine has the scent of a heavily laden lemon tree, sun-tanned fruit flavours and the freshness of a sea breeze. It is complemented here by the paler complexion and herbaceousness of sauvignon blanc, a grape whose origins lie much further north.
You can enjoy this wine any time but it really comes into its own as the mercury rises. And for the full Sicilian experience, it’s worth going to the bother of grilling some fresh sardines on the barbecue or making a local dish such as a heady, sweet-and-sour caponata, with slow-cooked aubergines, tomatoes, raisins, capers and pine nuts.
This inexpensive grillo sauvignon is a mouthwatering taste of modern Sicily that throws down the gauntlet to New World whites with great aplomb.
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