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Siracusa

DOC area for red and white wines in the Italian region Sicily, He was newly created in 2011. The area comprises in its entirety the municipality of Siracusa in the province of Siracusa. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the name of the label on the bottle label.

The Bianco is from Moscato Bianco = Muscat Blanc 40%) and other authorized varieties (max 60%). The Rosso is out Nero d'Avola (about 65%), as well as other approved varieties (up to 35%). The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% may be other approved varieties. These are Moscato, Moscato Spumante, Nero d'Avola, Passito (Moscato Bianco) and Syrah,

Until 2011, there was an independent DOC area Moscato di Siracusa , which was then transferred to the new DOC area Siracusa. One of the oldest in Sicily, it is the descendant of the legendary "Pollio di Siracusa" (after a legendary ruler of Syracuse) and of Pliny the Elder (23-79) as Haluntium mentioned antique wine designated. The German Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) residing in Sicily regularly served him to his guests. As late as the first half of the twentieth century, he was as well known and loved as he was Marsala and the wines of the island belonging to Sicily Pantelleria, On the market are still bottles to get, which are over 150 years old and in excellent and edible condition. The wine is only produced by a few producers and was reborn by the founding of a producer consortium in 2008.

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