Le Casematte Peloro Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT is a beautiful white wine gem from Sicily. It's a blend of 65% Grillo and 35% Carricante. The grapes are hand harvested in mid-September. The wine is aged in steel vats and then in bottle for three months before release. Bright straw yellow in color. The bouquet has notes of white and yellow-fleshed fruit, floral aromas of mimosa and chamomile, mineral aromas and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate the wine is fresh and tangy with pleasant fruit and a long, invigorating finale heightened by lively citrus notes.
This white was rated 92 points by Wine Advocate on the 2015 vintage (no review yet of the 2016):
"This is one of the best value buys you can make today. The 2015 Peloro is
a fabulous blend of 65% Grillo and 35% Carricante that is aged on the lees
in stainless steel. This white is beautiful to drink and speaks to the amazing
potential of these two grapes. Tropical fruit, peach, citrus and crushed oyster
shell emerge with fragrant intensity. The finish is extra zesty and fresh. It hits
all the right spots. Gianfranco Sabbatino has suddenly appeared on the Sicilian wine scene like a comet that burns bright in the skies above. He came out of nowhere, but his strong personality has already left its mark."--Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 92 points!
Enjoy Peloro Bianco over the next 3-4 years with simple fish dishes as well as sushi and sashimi, grilled chicken and salads.