Sicily is the land of thousand of flavors, where the fragrance of food and the millenial history of people, who have passed and have left their mark, are perfectly combined. But above it all is the land where perfectly cultivated red wines are born since the time of the settlement of Greeks, making this land earn the title of "Wine Island". Totelia.it has selected the best Sicilian wines and offers the best of DOCG Sicilian Red Wines production and not. Sicilian white wines are no less.
Thanks to its various characteristics and territory morphology, Sicily produces a large quantity of grapes with different characteristics. In fact, it goes from the coastal areas of Agrigento, Messina and Syracuse to the hilly ones of Trapani and Marsala, up to the higher and volcanic ones of Etna, if you add to this the tipically warm Mediterranean climate mitigated by a light sea breeze during summer and by a wide variation between day and night temperature, there you have it. The island's climate makes Sicilian wines unique. Trapani and Palermo wines are famous, and Totelia has selected the best of typical Siclian wines for its online catalogue.
Sicilian Red Wines names:
The main vineyards that produce red wines are: Nero d'Avola (a worldwide famous Sicilian Red Wine), Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera, Perricone, Frappato and Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Sicilian red wines are classified according to their growing area: red wines from the western side and red wines from the eastern side.
West side Sicilian Red Wines
Those coming from the western side of the area include the Tyrrhenian side to the north and the Mediterranean sea to the south, the Sicilian red wines in this area are characterized by their strong and full-bodied taste. The famous Nero d'Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Perricone belong to this group. Nero d'Avola (well-known Sicilian red wine) has a rich and full-bodied taste and its acidity guarantees a good aging of the wine, while Syrah has a red color and a characteristic and fruity, well-structured, harmonious and pleasant aroma. Obviously those are the most famous, and other grape varieties, such as Merlot, have been recently introduced and aslo belong to this category.
East side Sicilian Red Wines
This area of Sicily includes the area of the Strait of Messina, the Tyrrhenian side and part of the Ionian up to the Syracusan lands, the north side which includes Messina and Etna, that has rocky sediments not calcareous, which give the Siclian red wine its strong nature, while the southernmost part with hills and calcareous rocky sediments guarantee a quality wine production.
This category includes Sicilian DOC red wine Etna, Frappato and Nero d'Avola.
Fine sicilian wine
Thanks to all those characteristics, Sicily represents a fixed stop for all wine lovers and for those who study Sicilian vineyards and are looking for new oenological gems. The island indeed has many native vineyards that are object of in-depth studies, thanks to their unique characteristics. So, we could say that Sicilian red wines belongs to Sicilian history and culture. In many wineries you can still breathe the scent of the history and tradition of the past, artisanal realities where time seems to have stopped. Not least are Sicilian white wines, including Sicilian fortified wines derived from the Zibibbo grapes. On Totelia you can buy Sicilian wines and taste the best of Sicilian red wines.