D’Alessandro Wines of Sicily Offer Value and Quality

2009 d’Alessandro Catarratto-Inzolia Sicilia IGT (Italy, Sicily, Sicilia IGT)

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A natural expression of the Agrigento region, d’Alessandro’s Inzolia is a white wine full of elegance and pleasure. Hints of citrus combine with fragrances of white flower to create a fine, balanced taste with just the right amount of acidity. Suitable for both winter and summer, its full character can be best enjoyed accompanied by fine food.

 

Best with Fish appetizers and main courses, raw fish, grilled fish and sushi, this delightful wine with a suggested retail price of $15 is ready to enjoy now or through 2012.

  • Region
    • Agrigento
  • Grape variety
    • Inzolia 100%
  • Classification
    • Sicilia IGT
  • Soil composition
    • A medium texture of sand and silt with a slight alkaline reaction due to the presence of calcium.
  • Exposure
    • South/south-west
  • Altitude
    • 250/500 m
  • Average vineyard age
    • 12-14 years
  • Average planting density
    • 4000-5000
  • Planting system
    • Counter espalier
  • Harvest period
    • Mid September
  • Harvest method
    • Manual
  • Malolactic fermentation
    • Not activated
  • Maturation and ageing
    • 4 months in stainless steel tank followed by 2 months in bottle before release on market
  • Alcohol level
    • 12%
  • Serving temperature
    • 8-10 °C

Agrigento: the most beautiful city amongst mortals

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Founded in 2006 by Giacomo d’Alessandro, the d’Alessandro Winery is located just a few miles outside of the city of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily (near the famed Temples of Agrigento) on historic property that has been in the d’Alessandro family since 1820. D’Alessandro is a unique winery that blends the deep traditions of the land with modern ecological technologies. This alliance of new and old was formulated by Giacomo d’Alessandro with oenologist Tonino Guzzo. The wines currently available in America are Inzolia, Nero d’Avola and Nero d’Avola/Syrah. Most recently, d’Alessandro was the recipient of Gambero Rosso’s 2011 Best Label Award. For more information, please visit www.dalessandrowine.com.

    Copyright 2011 By Punch In International.

    Disclosure

    The d’Alessandro Winery was founded in 2006 with the aim of reinterpreting, within a modern context, the traditional wines of Sicily.

    Its technological innovation lies in the harnessing of alternative sources of energy to help power its production. The Winery’s more than 800m² of solar panels make d’Alessandro unique among its kind.

    Sketch della nuova cantina

    The new cellar, of around 2100 m² and designed by the Rome-based Studio Fontanesi, draws inspiration from traditional Sicilian rural architecture. Situated just a few kilometres from the city of Agrigento and the historic Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the structure is surrounded by over 2.5ha of land.

    A young and dynamic team, heirs of century-old family traditions with strong ties to the local area, presents itself to the public with unique wines born through an alliance between tradition and innovation formulated by the oenologist Tonino Guzzo.

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