Valle dell'Acate 2018 'Tenuta Ibidini' Insolia, Sicilia DOC
Item Number: 13129
Sub Region: Ragusa
Appellation/AVA: Sicilia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Insolia
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous stone
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is done during the second half of August. Wine is aged in steel vats for four months and bottled-aged for at least two months.
Tasting Notes: The wine is straw yellow with citrus fruits and jasmine scents on the nose. The flavor is very fresh and fruity with balanced acidity. The perfect party wine - pair with appetizers and fresh cheese.
About Tenuta Ibidini: Wines produced for Tenuta Ibidini, Valle dell’Acate’s second label, vary widely and are intended for casual consumption. The name was inspired by a company-owned estate – Bidini – where some of the family’s ancient grapevines are located. These vines provide living testimony to family tradition and their ability to carefully and constantly safeguard the surrounding environment and local history.
About Sicily: With its intense southern sunshine, Sicily’s wines are deep-colored and high-strength. For much of the century, the focus was on quantity, but the nineties brought a shift toward quality, and more investment from the north. And it’s a boon for everyone that the wines have begun living up to their potential: with mountainous terrain and poor (i.e., vine-friendly) soil, intense summer heat, and low rainfall, their potential is legion. Add to the mix a range of native grapes with real personality–Catarrato, Insolia, Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Perricone, and Nerello Mascalese–and you have a unique wine producing region that is making huge strides on the international scene. DOC (Denominazione d’Origine Controllata) wines are less common than the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica).