DOC area for white and red wines in the Italian region and from the island Sicily
, It was only created in 2008 and the wines of the formerly independent DOC area Moscato di Noto were
transferred. The zone comprises the four municipalities of Avola, Noto, Pachino and Rosolini in the province of Siracusa. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the location name on the bottle label.
It is believed that wines from this area as well as the more famous "Moscato di Siracusa" (since 2011 Siracusa
) the descendants of the legendary "Pollio di Siracusa" by the Roman author Pliny the Elder
(23-79) as Haluntium
ancient wine mentioned.
is made from the Moscato Bianco ( Muscat Blanc
) pressed. There are also the wine types Spumante
, The Rosso
is made from at least 65% Nero d'Avola
vinified. The red wine Nero d'Avola
is produced from at least 85% of this variety. A maximum of 35% or 15% of other approved varieties can be used for both.