Tasca d'Almerita Mozia Fondazione Whitaker Grillo 2020
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Aromas of white spring flowers, Mediterranean brush, citrus and tropical fruit waft out of the glass. On the tangy, totally delicious palate, bright acidity and a saline mineral vein accompany ripe honeydew, juicy orange slice, wild herb and a hint of white almond.
Winemaking on the tiny Phoenician island of Mozia is guided by the Tasca family and the Whitaker Foundation. Their 2020 Sicilia Grillo Mozia Fondazione Whitaker shows some additional fruit weight and concentration in this vintage, with lots of peach, honey and stone fruit. The vineyards are located on a tiny island with salt flats nearby, and the influence of both - the sea and the salt - play heavily on the wine's playlist.
The 2020 Grillo Mozia lifts up to reveal honeyed florals and freshly sliced green melon. This is silky and pliant, ripe yet packed full of zesty acids and citrus tones that keep the experience fresh. An almondy richness lingers, creating lovely contrasts, as it tapers off with an air of exotic inner florals. Very nice.