Sicilian White Wines
History, culture and wine traditions enrich the knowledge of Sicily. Striking for the variety and charm of wines with a long history are Marsala and the classic Zibibbo (Moscato d' Alessandria). Sicilian wines are the architects of the island's oenological renaissance. Sicilian wine-growing is made up of an impressive line-up of Sicilian wine producers and likewise of an important wine-growing area, which is also important for the Italian wine-growing heritage, about 110,000 hectares (15% more than Puglia).
Oenological Sicily has evolved over the years, achieving excellent progress and well-known results. For example, the exuberant structure even of Sicilian white wines is due to the type of vines, training, soil and climate, and the refinement of oenological techniques. The prevalent types of vineyard planting are bush-trained and espalier.
Cultivation introduced by the ancient Phoenicians and Greeks, starting with the now-disappeared Mamertino wine up to the Tauromenitanum, Potulanume wine Haluntium. Today, Sicily's ampelographic heritage shows an interesting map of Sicilian white wines, produced from native vines and distributed throughout the island.
The famous white Sicilian IGT Moscato d'Alessandria in the passito version, whose organoleptic characteristics are distinguished by its sweetness and aromas, is Moscato di Pantelleria DOC. Next, the best Sicilian white wines such as the: Marsala DOC produced from Sicilian white grape varieties such as Carricante, Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia or Ansonica. Malvasia di Lipari of the Island of Salina Salina IGT, Moscato di Siracusa Moscato Bianco common and polished, Grecanico.
In the Catania countryside, Etna DOC, whose vineyards on the slopes of the volcano yield wines with a strong mineral character. The region of Sicily is today able to offer high quality wines. Sicilian wine producers with a long winemaking tradition have been awarded international mentions and prizes such as Cantine Rallo, Baglio di Pianetto, Barone di Serramarrocco, Tenuta di Aglaea, Casa Di Grazia, Marino Vini, Cantina Cerasa di G. Lisciandrello, Tornatore, Uva, Cantine Morgante.
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