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1

Most important White grapes of

Sicily?

CC-GIGZ
"Sissy Gigs"

Cattarato Bianco
most planted variety on Sicily,
full of citrus and herbs,
-compared to Viognier
-2 types: Lucido & Comune

Carricante

Grillo

Inzolia

Grecanico
aka: Gargenega

Zibbibo
aka: Muscat of Alexandria

Malvasia Bianco

2

Most important Red grapes of

Sicily?

NNN-FP

Nero d'Avola*
(aka: Calabrese)
(*most planted Red grape of Sicily)

Nerello Mascalese
sparkling wine is common from this

Nerollo Cappucio
aka: Nerello Mantellato (Etna)

Frappato

Perricone

Note:
The Nerello's are NOT related to on another.

3

What Body of water separates

Sicily from Calabria?

The Straight of Messina

4

DOCG of

Sicily

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Varieties:

  • 50-70% Nero d'Avola (AKA: Calabrese)
  • 30-50% Frappato

Southeast part of the island.
- noted in the map in Purple

5

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Classico

50-70% Nero d'Avola
30-50% Frappato

~8 tons/ha~
~13% min ABV~

Normale
*released 6/1

Classico
*released 3/31 2nd year

Great producers:
- COS (Classico)
- Ariana Occhipinti ("Grotto Alte" Classico)
- Planeta ("Dorilli" Classico)

6

What styles of wine are made in

Etna DOC?

Bianco
(60% min Carricante)

Bianco Superiore
(80% min Carricante)

Rosato
(80% min Nerello Mascalese)

Rosso
(80% min Nerello Mascalese)

Rosso Riserva
(80% min Nerello Mascalese)

Spumante Bianco
(60% min Nerello Mascalese)

Spumante Rosato
(60% min Nerello Mascalese)

Great producers:
- Terre Nere ("Vigna de Don Peppino" ~ pre-phyloxerra)
- Calabretta ("Calderara")
- Biondi ("Cisterna Fuori Contrada Ronzini")

7

What styles of wine are made in

Faro DOC?

Rosso Only!!

45-60% Nerello Mascalese

15-30% Nerello Cappucio

Note:
- Palari and Bonavita are the two top producers here.

8

Sweet Wine DOC's of

Sicily

Marsala
(fortified)
Grillo is most important grape

Malvasia della Lipari
(95% Malvasia di Lipari)

Noto
(Moscato di Noto)
100% Moscato Bianco

Pantelleria
-on the island of Pantelleria-
(100% Zibibbo for sweet wines)
Moscato di Pantelleria
&
Passito di Pantelleria

Siracusa
(fka: Moscato di Siracusa)
85% min Moscato

9

What are the main grapes of

Faro DOC?

Nerello Mascalese
(45-60%)

Nerello Cappuccio
(15-30%)

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