DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region or island Sicily, The zone includes the municipalities of Acireale, Aci Sant'Antonio, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Castiglione di Sicilia, Giarre, Linguaglossa, Mascali, Milo, Nicolosi, Paternò, Pedara, Piedimonte Etneo, Randazzo, Sant'Alfio, Santa Maria di Licodia, Santa Venerina , Trecastagni, Viagrande and Zafferana Etnea in the province of Catania. There are over 130 additional geographical indications (locations = Vigna ) at the label allowed. It is a very old wine-growing region. In the "Storia die Vini d'Italia" (History of Italian Wines) published in 1596, wines from here are mentioned and their high quality is attributed to the fly ash blown from the nearby volcano Etna (Mongibello).
The Bianco is out Carricante (60%) Catarratto Bianco -Types of Comune or Lucido (max. 40%), as well Trebbiano Toscano. Minella Bianca and other approved varieties (max. 15%). The Bianco Superiore is made from Carricante (80%), Trebbiano Toscano and / or Minella Bianca and other approved varieties (max. 20%). Rosso (also called Riserva ) u. Rosato are out Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Mantellato = Nerello cappuccio (max. 20%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 10%). The Spumante will be out Nerello Mascalese (60%) and other approved varieties (max. 40%).