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Sicilia

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

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of each 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 mix of Inzolia, Catarratto Bianco, Grillo and Grecanico. The wine types Rosso (also called Riserva and Vendemmia tradiva) and Rosato are produced in any mixture of Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Perricone (for 50%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 50%).

The Spumante Bianco is made in any mix 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 (to 50%), as well as and approved (maximum 50%).

In addition, cuvées are produced from two grape varieties mentioned on the bottle label. These are 20 white wines (eg Catarratto-Grillo) and 21 red wines (eg Nero d'Avola-Merlot). Almost all of the above grape varieties are represented in the total of 41 two-person combinations.

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