The white wines of Sicily are characterized by intense aromas and flavors. Among the main Sicilian autochthonous varieties we mention Marsala , Alcamo DOC, Etna DOC etc. Grillo, Inzolia , Zibibbo , Catarratto , Carricante and vines like Grecanico , Chardonnay , Viognier, Fiano , Trebbiano and Moscato Bianco in Sicily represent the variety of vines prevailing white berry. Grillo, Catarratto and Zibibbo , known as Moscato d'Alessandria , are defined as the most important and representative vines of Sicily. The Grillo, according to recent studies, finds its origin in the crossing between Catarratto and Zibibbo . The vine of the Phoenicians is vinified in purity and gives a rich, complex and long-lived white. The Catarratto, an ancient native grape, is used together with the cricket and the inoculum to produce Marsala. It is a difficult vine and it takes a lot of care during the harvest to vinify it in order to maintain elegance and freshness. Zibibbo , which has always been vinified after a period of drying of the grapes, is nowadays most often produced in the dry version, excellent for the food pairings with Sicilian cuisine. Its sapling cultivation, typical of Pantelleria, was declared by UNESCO in 2014 a World Heritage Site.
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