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Inzolia

Inzolia, or Ansonica is an Italian white grape variety that is cultivated in Sicily and in Tuscany. It is used to produce varietal wines as well as blended wines. Inzolia is known for its light colour, floral aromas and delicate taste.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Inzolia grapes have a light greenish-yellow colour and are small to medium-sized. On the nose, Inzolia is a moderate aromatic variety, with aromas of citrus fruits, wild flowers, herbs and nuts. On the palate, they are light-bodied with a smooth, slightly bitter finish with hints of citrus and almonds.

Fresh Inzolia grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Inzolia is primarily grown in the western parts of Sicily, in particular, the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Ragusa. In Tuscany, the variety is called Ansonica, growing in the coastal region like Maremma and the small island Giglio. It is also found in small amounts in the southern Italian regions of Campania and Puglia. Inzolia thrives in warm climates and is very tolerant to drought. It is sensitive to mildew and needs careful pruning and trellising to prevent it from overcropping. Inzolia wines are usually light-bodied and low in alcohol, with a soft, creamy texture and a fresh, fruity flavour. In Sicily, Inzolia is most commonly used for blend, either for fortified Marsala wine, or for dry white wine. Common blending partners of Inzolia includes other Sicilian white varieties such as Grillo and Catarratto. In Tuscany, the grape is made as single varietal wines as well as added to a blend. Inzolia wines are best served chilled and pair well with seafood, light salads and white meats. They also make a great aperitif or companion to antipasti.

Foods to pair with Inzolia:

Asian food
Pasta
Sausage
Smoky
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Inzolia
Inzolia is the rare example of having natural high tannin level for a white grape.

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