2012 Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini" Insolia Sicilia

SKU #1131342

Impressive for its purity and refreshing mineral qualities, Valle dell'Acate takes the Inzolia varietal to a whole new level of quality. As a second label, the Case Ibidini range (pronounced 'bidini) consists of varietally labeled wines from the estate intended for more casual consumption. The local name of the area where the estate is situated, Bidini, is drawn from the ancient root Bidis. This in turn referred to the name of a group of early Hellenic settlers who populated the area nearly 20 centuries ago. These wines provide a purity and authenticity reflective of the philosophy of the estate, all at an affordable price. From vineyards in eastern Sicily where the soils are full of limy tufa, this 100% Inzolia is a crisp, unoaked, fruity dry white that highlights the varietal's natural citrusy profile with suprising mineral verve. It's one of the better Inzolias we've tried in a long time. Case Ibidini is the entry-level range from Valle dell'Acate and is made from the estate's less well-exposed parcels. Enjoy with fresh seafood or light seafood pastas.

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Italy

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