Odisseo’s Insolia smells fruity, intense and persistent.


Insolia Odysseus is a wine that brings in its taste and its color in the essence of the land where it was born expressing full radiance. A harmonious taste and softly fruity.

Growing Conditions

The vine Insolia (also called Inzolia or Anzonica) is the oldest Sicilian native vine, which spread later in other parts of Italy, including in particular Sardinia, Lazio and Tuscany. However, some sources claim it to be from France because of his name: Insolia or Inzonia, descend from Ansoria, which contains the French term “sional” which indicates the golden color of its berries. It is assumed therefore that his landing in Sicily took place with the arrival of the Normans.

The vine plant Insolia presents a rare foliage, which makes it resistant to arid climates and allows a lower use of water for cultivation. The leaf Insolia is medium to large and the cluster is large, branching into two parts producing berries oval and yellow color that grow sparse.

Insolia by Odisseo’s cellars is grown in the district Bufalefi (Noto). From the vineyards Odysseus you can admire the sea of the Oasis of the UNESCO. The vineyard of Insolia cellars Odysseus is grown by the method “espalier” or “cordon”, which consists of a mixed structure composed of wooden supports alternating with metal poles crossed by 5 stainless steel cables on which the vine plant develops in a vertical manner. This cultivation technique enables there to be an excellent exposure of the leaves to sunlight and good coverage of shade for the grapes. This allows a good maturity and a balanced production. The grapes are selected and hand-picked.

- Place of production: Contrada Bufalefi (Noto), located on a slope a few hundred meters from the Oasis of the UNESCO site of Vendicari.
- Altitude: 60 meters above sea level
- Trailing System: Espalier, cordon


Harvested first / second week of September.

- Yield: 4500/5000 vines per hectare


Destemming followed by cold maceration, then gently pressed. The must is transferred to stainless steel tanks heat-conditioned to allow a slow fermentation.


Insolia D.O.C. by Odisseo’s cellars is a white wine from straw yellow color.

Food Pairing

Served at 10 °, can be consumed as an aperitif or accompanied by a meal of fish, white meats, marinades, crudites or vegetables.