DOC area for red and white wines in the Italian region Sicily
, It was only newly created in 2011. The zone encompasses the entire municipality of Siracusa in the province of the same name, Siracusa. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the location name on the bottle label.
is made from Moscato Bianco Muscat Blanc
(40%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 60%). The Rosso
is out Nero d'Avola
(65%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 35%). The varietal wines
must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% can 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. The wine, which is one of the oldest in Sicily, 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 ancient wine
designated. The German Staufer Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250), residing in Sicily, regularly served him to his guests. In the first half of the 20th century it was as well known and popular as the Marsala
and the wines from the island belonging to Sicily Pantelleria
, Bottles that are over 150 years old and in excellent and edible condition are still available on the market today. The wine is only produced by a few producers and was reborn in 2008 when a producer consortium was founded.