We have certain information about its cultivation in Sicily since the end of 1800. Recent studies have shown that Grillo is a vine variety produced by the cross between Catarratto and Zibibbo.
Vigorous plant, medium to large leaf, conical bunch, medium-large berries with thick, slightly pruinose green-yellow peel with orange-pink hues on exposed parts. Medium maturity. With its grapes excellent white wines ready or suitable for maturing are produced.
Its wine has a deep straw yellow colour, a good aromatic bouquet, with herbaceous, floral smells and with citrus notes, the flavour is sapid, with good acidity and balanced softness, excellent taste structure.
Il Grillo is mainly widespread in the territory of Trapani. It is also present in the provinces of Palermo and Agrigento.