DOC area (also Mamertino) for red and white wines in the Italian region Sicily
, Maybe it was from Pliny the Elder
(23-79 AD) mentions sweet wine from Messina named by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) Mamertinum
the namesake. The zone includes the municipalities of Alì, Alì Terme, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Basicò, Castroreale, Condrò, Falcone, Fiumedinisi, Furnari, Gualtieri Sicaminò, Itala, Librizzi, Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea, Merì, Milazzo, Monforte San Giorgio, Montalbano di Elicona , Nizza di Sicilia, Oliveri, Pace del Mela, Patti, Roccalumera, Roccavaldina, Rodi Milici, San Filippo del Mela, Santa Lucia del Mela, San Pier Niceto, Scaletta Zanclea, Terme Vigliatore, Torregrotta and Tripi in the province of Messina.
(also called Riserva
) is made Grillo
and / or Ansonica = Inzolia
(together at. 35%, per variety at. 10%), Catarratto Bianco
(45%) and other approved varieties (max. 20%) blended. The Rosso
(also as Riserva) is made from Calabrese Nero d'Avola
(10%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 40%). The Grillo-Inzolia
is produced from these two varieties (each for 20%). The pure variety Nero d'Avola
(also as Riserva) must consist of at least 85% of this variety.