Italian white wine Inzolia from the Sicilian region in Italy.Aroma elegant, with floral notes and white peach characters.
In the palate it’s a white wine elegant, velvety excellent length.
White wine Inzolia pairs very well with chicken based salads, crab, lobster, salmon and halibut.
Serving temperature: 12° - 14°C
Area of production: Marsala and Trapani
Soil type: Medium compact, limestone-based
Planting Density: 3000 plants per hectare
Pruning system: Guyot
Vinification: Soft pressed with static decantation and fermented at temperatures ranging between 16° and 18°C
Storage: 3 months in stainless steel followed by 3 months in bottle.
Inzolia grapesItalian grape variety grown in both Sicily and Tuscany.
Known in Sicily by different names (Insolia, Ansolia, ‘Nzolia vranca), Inzolia is a white grape variety anciently brought by Greeks. It is also grown in Tuscany (Ansonica), and in different wine regions of Western Mediterranean.
Inzolia has been introduced in Sicily between the 8th and the 7th century BC, during a massive migration from the Greek islands to the Western areas of the Mediterranean.
Inzolia is one of those grapes varieties that recent studies show that modern Inzolia is genetically linked to two Greek grapes, Rhoditis and Sideritis, which were originally grown in the island of Rhodes and around the city of Patras and are considered to be fathers to different western grape varieties as Airèn in Spain, Clairette in France and Ansonica in Tuscany.
Today, Inzolia is found across Sicily, particularly in Palermo and Agrigento. It is permitted as a blending grape in many of the island's DOC appellations, adding a nutty weight to wines made with Catarratto and Grillo. Inzolia's tendancy to lose acidity late in the season means that it has long been a building block of Marsala wines, but improved winemaking techniques and a change in fashions has seen Inzolia's place in Sicilian winemaking change significantly.
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