Flashcards in Sicily Deck (23):
What separates Sicily from Calabria?
The Strait of Messina
Who is credited with "discovering" Marsala?
Why was Marsala originally fortified?
To survive the voyage to Britain
What is the most planted white grape of Sicily?
Zibbibo is more commonly known as...?
Muscat of Alexandria
Inziola, Carricante, and Grillo are all white/red grapes.
Frappato, Perrione, and Nerello Cappuccio are all white/red grapes.
What is a synonym for Nero d'Avola?
What kind of soils characterize Etna DOC?
Well drained volcanic soils
Name the two dominant grape varietals in Etna DOC.
Name an exemplary producer in Faro DOC.
What is the only DOCG zone on Sicily?
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
What are the two main grapes of Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG?
Where in Sicily does Cataratto grow best?
Give two denominaziones that are Catarrato dominant.
Alcamo DOC (Bianco wines)
Nero d'Avola is often likened to what Rhône varietal?
True/False: Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG wines undergo extended maceration.
Macerations are short to preserve the cherry-red color of the wine.
Where on Sicily is the Vittoria zone?
What is sole white grape permitted in Noto DOC?
What styles of wine are released under Malvasia delle Lipari DOC?
What is the minimum amount of residual sugar required for Malvasia delle Lipari passito and liquoroso wines?
What is the dominant varietal in wines from Pantelleria?