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Sicilia

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Sicily, It was introduced in 2011 and replaced the previous one IGT area Sicilia. The zone covers the entire island. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name on the bottle label. The extensive product range includes all varieties approved for Sicilian DOC / DOCG wines.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety. The 12 white wines are Carricante. Catarratto Bianco. Chardonnay. Damaschino. Fiano, Grecanico ( Garganega ) Grillo. Inzolia or Ansonica, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Viognier, The 14 red wines are Alicante ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignano ( mazuelo ) Frappato. Merlot, Mondeuse ( Mondeuse Noire ) Nerello cappuccio. Nerello Mascalese. Nero d'Avola or Calabrese, Nocera. Perricone, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) and Syrah,

The Bianco (also called Vendemmia tardiva) is blended in any mixture of Inzolia, Catarratto Bianco, Grillo and Grecanico. The wine types Rosso (also as Riserva and Vendemmia tradiva) and Rosato are produced in any mixture of Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Perricone (50%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 50%).

The Spumante Bianco is available in any mixture of Inzolia, Catarratto Chardonnay, Grillo, Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato Bianco ( Muscat Blanc ), Zibibbo ( Muscat d'Alexandrie and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) pressed. The Spumante Rosato is produced in any mixture of Nerello Mascalese, Nero d'Avola, Pinot Nero and Frappato (for. 50%), as well as other approved (max. 50%).

Cuvées are also produced from two grape varieties mentioned on the bottle label. These are 20 white wines (e.g. Catarratto-Grillo) and 21 red wines (e.g. Nero d'Avola-Merlot). Almost all of the grape varieties mentioned above are represented in a total of 41 combinations of two.

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