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In the southeast corner of the Italian region or the island Sicily Sweet and strong alcoholic wines were produced in ancient times. There was the old port city or the city-state of Syracuse (today Siracusa). A legendary wine from this period was called "Pollio di Siracusa", which was named after the legendary tyrant Pollio Argivo, who in the 8th century BC. BC ruled over ancient Syracuse. this antique wine described the famous author Pliny the Elder (23-79) as "native to Sicily and tasting of sweet must" and named it after the ancient city of the same name "Haluntium". The German Staufer Emperor Friedrich II (1194-1250), who resided in Sicily, was a friend of this wine and regularly served it to his guests. Today's successors are the two from the Moscato Bianco variety ( Muscat Blanc ) Pressed sweet white wines "Moscato di Siracusa" (DOC area Siracusa ) and "Moscato di Noto" (DOC area Noto ).

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