Notes: Herbasceous Apricot Flint
Body: Medium +
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium -
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Maker: Cantine Europa
Fermentation: Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: grilled prawn, sushi
Western Food Pairing: Shellfish, octopus salad
Sibiliana Roceno Inzolia Bianco 2019
Sibiliana Roceno Inzolia Bianco has a straw yellow colour with strong greenish reflections, with intense and enveloping aromas of white berry fruit and slight herbaceous and mineral hints. The moderate freshness and the hinted sapidity give this wine a good balance.
The grapes after being harvested by hand, are quickly brought to the cellar, gently pressed at maximum pressure, and immediately refrigerated at 16°C. The high quality is obtained with fermentation with selected yeasts at a temperature of 16°-18°C for 15-18 days. Aged in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
Inzolia (or Ansonica) is an Italian grape variety grown in both Sicily and Tuscany. While it is most famous traditionally as an ingredient in the fortified Marsala wines, it is now seen more and more as a crisp, dry white wine, in blends and as a single variety. Inzolia wines are moderately aromatic and tend to display nutty, citrusy characters with herbal notes.
The grape has a long and complicated history. It is thought to have originated on the island of Sicily, and is related to other Sicilian natives like Grillo and Nerello Mascalese, but other sources have argued that Inzolia is related to the Roditis and Sideritis grape varieties of Greece.
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