Motyum Inzolia Terre Siciliane, Italy 2019
With some minor DNA differences, Sicily’s Inzolia is the same grape as Ansonica, a Tuscan varietal that is planted along the coast and on some of the nearby islands of the Tuscan archipelago. Although the original grape is thought to have come from Sicily and is planted more widely there, Italy’s official register of wine grapes lists it as Ansonica. Huh. The complexities and politics in the world of grapes and wine never cease to amaze us.
The grape itself is a pleasant and undemanding white that is happy to be poured for a simple meal, taken on a picnic, or enjoyed watching the sunset (preferably next to water). Our senses give us white fruit with a hint of floral, wet stones, seafood-friendly salinity, and vibrant acidity.
Food Ideas: Mussels in white wine, salads, chicken w/ olives lemon orzo, Frittedda (veggie stew), herbed ricotta and veggie grilled cheese sandwich
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