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Sicily, Italy

Inzolia dei Fornelli, Sicilia DOC – 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Fornelli is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the ancient ovens, called “ fornelli” where clay present in the soil was cooked to create anfore in which wine was contained, jars where oil was stored, vases, ornamental plates and bricks for construction.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Area of Production: Cammarata (Agrigento)

      Altitude: 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level

      Exposure: East-facing vineyard

      Soil composition: Sandy/clay

      Age of the Vineyard: 30 years old vines, grafted by hand onto wild plants

      Vine density: 4,400 vines per hectare (10,872 vines per acre)

      Training system: Vertical trellis

      Pruning system: Guyot

    • Location: Cammarata (Agrigento)
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2021 vintage was marked with precipitation that was slightly lower than annual averages. Most of the annual rainfall was concentrated in the winter months and in early spring. Late spring and early summer were dry months, slowing down the vegetative phases of the vines.

      However, the entire vegetative process was accompanied by intense work in the vineyard and concluded regularly. Rainfall recommenced steadily in August and lasted throughout the harvest, which commenced in mid-September and lasted until the beginning of November. During the winter and spring, the temperatures were moderate, however during the summer months, cool nights offset higher-than-average hot summer days, allowing for an ample acidity to form in the grapes. The quantity of grapes produced was slightly superior to the 2020 vintage and the quality was positive.

    • Harvest Date(s): Handpicked and stored in small cases.
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in cement containers, in contact with the skins for a quarter of the fermentation process.
    • Aging: Sur lie with batonnage in cement containers for 6 months.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Inzolia
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • p H: 2.9
    • RS: 2.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw yellow in color with light green reflections. The nose has floral notes of Sicilian Spanish broom flowers and chamomile, with aromas of pear, yellow melon and honey. On the palate, the acidity is well-balanced and has a persistent freshness, with a long finish and unique mineral notes.



  • Inzolia dei Fornelli, Sicilia DOC — 2021 – Vinous – 91 Points

    “The 2021 Inzolia Fornelli blends richness with freshness and verve, opening with a blend of ground ginger and spice, complicating crushed apples and hints of hazelnut. It's juicy and round on the palate. A tinge of sour citrus elevates a pretty inner sweetness and crisp orchard fruits. It tapers off remarkably fresh yet potent, with an almost lemon-curd quality that keeps me looking back to the glass for more.”

  • Inzolia dei Fornelli, Sicilia DOC – 2021 – Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

    “Lemon, lime, green and yellow apple, stones and bike tire come out on the nose, before a palate of lemonade and mixed nuts. Honeysuckle on the finish is brought back around to savoriness with briny notes emphasized by a quick streak of acid.”

  • Inzolia dei Fornelli, Sicilia DOC – 2021 – Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    “This shows sharp, citrusy aromas with unripe peach, honey and green apple. The wine's contoured or edgy style and lean-bodied texture makes it a perfect pairing partner to tempura fried shrimp or vegetables. You get great value.”