Inzolia dei Fornelli, Feudo Montoni
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Inzolia dei Fornelli, Feudo Montoni - 2018

Item # 43785 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Inzolia is a delightfully aromatic white grape from Sicily. It's listed as "dei Fornelli" in reference to the ancient clay ovens used in the area that comes from the clay-rich soils of the vineyards. Fermented in cement and aged on the lees for 6 months.


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Staff Pick Notes

One of the many, many things I love about Italy is that it's such a treasure trove of obscure grape varieties. I mean, when is the last time you had a glass of Inzolia? Exactly, me neither. Yet, it's not exactly new. Inzolia, aka Ansolia aka Ansonica, was likely brought to Sicily by the Greeks in the 7th century. Historically it's been blended with Cataratto and Grillo and used for making Marsala, but it makes a lovely wine on its own, especially when in the hands of an old-school producer like Feudo Montoni. The grape has a beautiful golden skin that gives the wine a rich yellow color. You'll find aromas of ripe pear, honey, and hot tire/petrol, almost riesling-like, but on the palate it's full bodied and minerally with floral and almond notes. Drink on its own or pair with hardier fish.

- ALM

About the Producer

Sicily, Italy Feudo Montoni is one of Sicily’s most historical producers of Nero d’Avola. The estate dates back to the XVI century, when the prized ‘Vrucara’ single-vineyard was first planted in the Contea di Sclafani area (a steep 650 meters above sea level). The resulting wines were immediately noted by Andrea Bacci, the Vatican’s court official sommelier, in his ‘De Naturali Vinorum...

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