92 points Wine Enthusiast
"From one of the top estates on the island, this lovely white doesn't disappoint. It opens with aromas of citrus, Mediterranean brush and spring blossom while the linear, vibrant palate features juicy grapefruit, green melon and crushed botanical herbs. A hint of saline gives it a savory close." *Editor's Choice*
91 points Vinous
"The 2020 Grillo Timpa is stunning, wafting up with exotic florals and citrus tones, as a more defind bouquet of tangerine, kiwi and candied ginger evolved with time in the glass. It filles the palate with silky waves of ripe tropical fruits, all kept in check through vibrant acidity and a twang of sour lime toward the close. Pineapple mingles with mango and papaya through the long, tension-filled finale, leaving the senses completely refreshed and aching for another sip.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
Timpa is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the Sicilian word, “timpa” meaning strong slope. In fact the vineyard climbs up a hill with a degree that exceeds 70%. Tasting Notes: Straw yellow in color with green reflections. The nose has strong notes of white peach and loquat, with floral aromas of Sicilian Spanish broom, jasmine and almond flowers on the finish. On the palate, it is fresh, persistent and has a remarkable acidity that is well-balanced with the alcohol. It has a long and soft finish.