Synonyms: Catarratto; Catarratto Latino; Catarratteddu; Catarrattulu Nostru; Catarratto Amantiddatu, Catarratto Lustru, Catarratto Virdulicchiu, Catarratto Dattuliddu.
The Catarratto comune is a variety long cultivated on the island. To repeat an affirmation of Count Gallesio (1937-1939): “it is to be considered a classic grape variety of Sicily”. Biundi (1852)
Sicily is Italy's southern most region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily (800 b.C.) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. The
Grape variety: Grillo. Synonyms: Riddu, Ariddu, Rossese Bianco.
It is a tradtional Sicilian grape variety and, accordingly, the hypothesis (Giavedoni and Gily, 2011) that it was brought to Sicily from Puglia does not seemed sufficiently supported. It is not a variety which has had a long
Donnafugata presents to the market Floramundi 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, produced from Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes. A wine that – together with Bell’Assai Frappato – represents the fruit of Donnafugata’s production commitment in eastern Sicily. A project aimed at producing wines under the prestigious Cerasuolo di Vittoria
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by IAN D’AGATA. Sicily’s red wines, even the good ones, carry a monkey on their shoulders. Namely, most people think of them as broad, fleshy behemoths sporting superripe if not downright overripe aromas and flavors and unwieldy alcohol levels. But this
Cavaliere, located near Santa Maria di Licodia, in the province of Catania, the southwestern slope of Mount Etna, is one of the most interesting areas of the volcano but also a little known one. The full southern exposure maximizes the hours of sunlight. The distance
Caltanisetta, a generous and productive countryside. Lombardo Vini is one of those cellars whose history began in the early 1970’s due to the intelligence and foresight of its founder but whose important expansion, as often is the case – came with the generation which followed.
La Cuba, the last creation of the Rallo winery, is a dry white wine born in the sun-drenched vineyards of the coast of Sicily’s province of Trapani, of Marsala to be precise. A surprise, but not an entirely unexpected one. Modern producers of white wine
DOC Sicilia - Alastro 2015
This was one of the first wines to have seen the light at lake Arancio near the town of Sambuca di Sicilia in 1995, together with some more renowned Chardonnay and Merlot. Alastro is a long-sighted, proud and dignified wine that
DOC Etna Rosso, Guardiola 2014 – Alta Mora, Cusumano
Alta Mora is Diego and Alberto Cusumano’s new winery on the Etna volcano, and is located in the Verzella – Pietramarina area, near the town of Castiglione di Sicilia.
Lying underground for three quarters of its premises, the