2020 Feudo Montoni Timpa Grillo
Timpa meaning slope in local Sicilian dialect refers to the extreme inline that the vines are grown on. This aspect allows the fruit to receive the right amount of sunshine, being at altitude it also protects the wines from over ripening or ripening too quickly. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled vats and then left on lees for 6 months. This wine is incredibly aromatic and nuanced. Think pear, tropical fruit and almonds, with plenty of refreshing acidity and a lovely dry finish.
The 2020 Grillo Timpa is stunning, wafting up with exotic florals and citrus tones, as a more defined bouquet of tangerine, kiwi and candied ginger evolves with time in the glass. It fills 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. - Eric Guido, Vinous.