Cusumano Angimbé: a different white from the land of Sicily
Sicilia IGT – Italy
Insolia (70%), Chardonnay (30%)
SAQ Price: 13,35$
To still putting ourselves in a summer mode, today I present another particular and different white wine available in the SAQ shelves. Coming from Sicily, the Cusumano Angimbé is a bivarietal Insolia-Chardonnay fresh and easy to drink.
I confess I didn't know much about Insolia, also known by the name of Ansonica. It is an ancient variety of Sicilia, vigorous and aromatic, and is usually part of many blends. In this case, together with the chardonnay, presents a wine with pleasant notes of peach, apple, pear and white flowers. On the palate, I might have expected a more fruity character, but instead, the Angimbé is a dry and rustic wine, with vegetable and mineral notes, possibly given by its geographic origin of island somewhereness.
Also because it has an affordable price, I encourage you to discover this original and diverse wine just to continue exercising your curious palate. In addition, the wine was able to accompany my "Shrimps Provençal" in a wonderful way! (MLF)