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Ansonica



History


White grape grown mainly in Sicily as the Inzolia and partly on the coast of Lazio, Sardinia, Tuscany (especially the island of Elba) and in Calabria around Bivongi. E 'was most likely brought by the Normans, it is assumed that the name comes from ansoria (from the French word Sorie, fawn, gold). It 's still grown in small measure to the Island of Giglio. By recent molecular genetic analysis, it seems there is a strong affinity with the grapes and Greek Sideritis Rhoditis. 

 

Wine regions


Calabria
Sicily
Tuscany

 

Other regions


 




Viticulture and winemaking


Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs: He leaves medium-large, five-lobed, light green, large cluster, with sparse but large grains and regular, tending to golden-yellow skin. It prefers medium types of farming or reduced expansion, as Guyot and tree, with pruning or mixed. I give my best with warm climates and ventilated. It oxidizes easily. It can give wines of body and long aging. Sicily is a popular flavor component (nut) of many white wines, often blended with Catarratto.

Diseases and adversity: It resists drought but not to the summer heat. In particular years may acquire a greater sensitivity to downy mildew and powdery mildew.


Follows, by region, a list of all D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. where it is permitted to use this vine

Calabria:

- Bivongi: 0 to 50%

Sicily:

- County Sclafani: 0 to 100%, min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Contessa Entellina: min. 50% min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Delia Nivolelli: 0 to 100% (as Champagne, and if it reaches at least 85% with mention of the vine)
- Erice: min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Marsala: 0 to 100%
- Mamertino Milazzo or Mamertino: 10 ÷ 25%, 20 to 80% with mention of the vine in pairs to the cricket
- Memphis: 0 to 100%, 100% with mention of the vine
- Monroe: min. 50% (in tandem with the catarratto), min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Ries: 0 to 100%
- Salaparuta: 0 to 100%, min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Sambuca di Sicilia: min. 50% min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Santa Margherita di Belice: 30 ÷ 50%, min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Sciacca: 0 to 100%, min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Victoria: min. 85% with mention of the vine

Tuscany:

- Ansonica Argentario Coast: 100%
- Elba: 0 to 50%, min. 85% with mention of the vine
- Monteregio of Massa Marittima: 0 to 30%
- Parrina: 0 to 50%
- Val di Cornia: min. 85% with mention of the vine

 

Synonyms


Ansonica is also known under the synonyms Amsonica, Ansolia, Ansolica, Ansoliku, Ansonica Bianca, Ansora, Ansoria, Ansorica, Anzonaka, Anzonica, Anzulu, Arba Solika, Erba Insolika, Inselida, Insolia, Insolia di Palermo, Insora, Inzolia, Inzolia Parchitana, Nsolia, Nsuolia, Nzolia, Nzolia Bianca, Nzolia di Lipari, Nzolia di Palermo, Soria, and Zolia Bianca

 


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