The red grape variety comes from the island Sicily
). Synonyms are Vespalora and Vesparola. For the white variety Carricante
The synonym Catanese Bianco is not a color mutation
, The medium to late ripening vine is prone to Botrytis
, The name derives from the northeastern province of Catania, where it may have its exact origin. However, it is now grown in the three western provinces of Agrigento, Palermo and Trapani and used exclusively as a blend for mainly rosé wines. The acreage in 2000 was 80 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012