Top 10 wines in the US press17th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads
Feudo Principi di Butera Insolia 2011, Sicilia, Italy
Rebecca Murphy, writing in The Dallas News, recommended this Sicilian white made from the Inzolia grape.
She said: “The grape Inzolia, sometimes spelled Insolia, is considered to be a native of Sicily, where it is often used in white wine blends as well as the fortified Marsala wine. Here it is quite refreshing and zesty, with bright lemony fruit and floral, nutty and herbal notes. It is light bodied, with crisp, citrusy acidity, perfect for grilled shellfish or a scallop cerviche. It’s available at Jimmy’s Food Store and Pogo’s. Feudo Principi di Butera is owned by the Zonin family, along with 11 estates in seven other wine regions of Italy and Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia. The family counts its involvement with wine from 1821. Domenico Zonin, born in the late 1800s, began planting vineyards on his family’s land and founded Casa Vinicola Zonin in 1921. Today the company is run by Gianni Zonin with his sons Domenico, Francesco and Michele.