Grillo grapes on the island of Mozia
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Grillo, also known as Riddu and Rossese bianco, is a white Italian wine grape variety which withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making and, in particular, for making Marsala. Its origins are uncertain, but it may have been introduced into the island of Sicily from Apulia. It was already widely planted in the Province of Trapani by 1897; today it may be grown throughout Sicily and also in the Aeolian Islands.
Although this grape has had a long association with Marsala, in recent years it has become widely used in such DOC wines as
- Monreale (province of Palermo)
- Alcamo (provinces of Palermo and Trapani)
- Contea di Sclafani (provinces of Agrigento and Palermo)
- Delia Nivolelli (province of Trapani)