INSOLIA IGP ‘O’RUS’ WINE FROM SICILY
(Insolia IGP “O Rus” from Sambuca di Sicilia, Agrigento)
Insolia is an Italian white grape. Also known as Inzolia or Ansonica, it has southern origins but is also common in other Italian regions such as Lazio and Tuscany.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Insolia IGP “O Rus” retains a straw yellow colour, with greenish reflections. It expresses fruity and herbal scents, such as green apple, banana peel and freshly cut grass. It is rich in savoury, thanks to its Mediterranean nuances. On the palate is fresh and tasty, with floral hints such as lemon and acacia flowers. Also, the minerality plays a key role on the palate. The body is light and lively, with a great sour final. Furthermore, consistency and texture are amazing, indispensable features for a drinkable white.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Dry White
PARING – What do I pair with?
Insolia IGP “O Rus” has a great acidity so it is wonderful with shellfish dishes and raw fish. Also, a mix of fried fish, such as squid, cod-fish or baccalà, will achieve an amazing match with this wine.
ABOUT CANTINE RUSSO
The wine tradition of the Russo family begins two centuries ago, in 1860. The Russo family were devoted exclusively to the cultivation of their vineyards located in the area of Solicchiata. In 1955, Don Ciccio and his son Vincenzo, the current owner, bottled the first wine, called Solicchiata. In 1968 the cellar changed its name to Rusvini until it came to today’s brand, which is Cantine Russo. Today, Vincenzo, together with his sons, Gina and Francesco, continues the wine tradition in the highest respect for the environment.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result, to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. After the soft pressing, the fermentation occurs in addition of yeast cultures in steel tanks while maceration with skins takes place at the same time. Then Insolia IGP “O Rus” goes directly to the bottling process, so it remains 3 months in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 20th to 30th
SOIL: clay and limestone
VINEYARD AGE: 15 years old
Insolia IGP “O Rus” – More Details
ABV: 12% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 4.000