Sicily is a true land, which boasts a very long winemaking tradition; in fact, it is thought that the vines grew spontaneously even before the arrival of the Greeks on the Sicilian territory.
The winemaking technique, however, was introduced by the Greeks as far back as the eighth century BC
Some of the most famous wines, not only in Italy, come from Sicilian vines, such as Marsala, Passito and Nero d'Avola.
This is because, from an oenological point of view, the territory and the climate are particularly favorable for the development of the climate.
The hot sun that beats all year round, the great temperature range due to the sea waters make the Sicilian grapes very special, with excellent acidity and a great aromatic variety.
What wines are produced in Sicily
In Sicily there are many native vines that have given rise, as we have seen, to some of the most famous wines on an international level.
Among the autochthonous vines the most famous is certainly Nero d'Avola but let's not forget also Zibibbo (Moscato di Alessandria) used in the production of Pantelleria wines.
Also among the native grapes we find Malvasia di Lipari and white Moscato.
There are also many international grapes used in blends with local grapes. Among these the main ones are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
What are Sicilian red wines
- Nero d'Avola
- Nerello Cappuccino
- Nerello Mascalese
- Perricone (or Pignatello)
What are Sicilian white wines
- Malvasia from Lipari
- White Muscat