The Consortium of Tutela Vini Sicilia Doc carries out functions of protection, promotion, enhancement, information of the consumer and general care of the interests related to the wines Sicily Doc.

The consortium confirms its commitment to protecting the Sicilia DOC brand and developing the designation of origin through production planning. To this end, it also plans and implements promotional activities designed to increase the visibility of a brand that is a symbol of Made in Italy and to protect and monitor compliance with the requirements and standards governing the production specifications in the interest of both consumers and producers.

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the Grapes

The Sicilian vineyard is the largest vineyard in Italy.
It has an extension that is three times that of the vineyard in New Zealand, of the largest of the vineyards in South Africa and is equivalent in size to the vineyards in Germany.

nero-davola

NERO D’AVOLA

 

Quoted by Cupani (1696), the origin is still uncertain. It is linked to the ancient wines known with the name of “Calabresi di Augusta” and “Vini di Vittoria”. The name Calabrese presumably derives from two ancient Sicilian words “Calea” – “Aulisi”, grapes of Avola, linked to the place of original selection.

frappato

FRAPPATO

 

Present mainly in the province of Ragusa and Syracuse, Frappato is a on average vigorous plant with a large leaf and a medium to large bunch, berries with a pruinose, thick and leathery, blue-violet colour peel.

nerello

NERELLO CAPPUCCIO

 

Its name recalls the posture of the hair which, like a cape, remove the bunches from sight. It is a very old vine variety cultivated in association with other vine varieties mainly in the province of Catania and Messina.

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GRILLO

 

We have certain information about its cultivation in Sicily since the end of 1800. Recent studies have shown that Grillo is a vine variety produced by the cross between Catarratto and Zibibbo.
Vigorous plant, medium to large leaf, conical bunch, medium-large berries with thick, slightly pruinose green-yellow peel with orange-pink hues on exposed parts.

catarrato

CATARRATTO

 

Historical vine variety of the Etna area where it has been cultivated since ancient time. On average vigorous plant, medium to medium-large leaf, medium, conical or pyramidal, more or less elongated bunch, medium berries with green-yellow peel. Medium maturity.

carricante

CARRICANTE

 

Historical vine variety of the Etna area where it has been cultivated since ancient time. Described by Sestini (1760) in his memoirs about the wines of Mascali, owes its name to the abundant production that it is able to give.

Sicily, known in ancient times as Sicania and Trinacria for its triangular shape.

Is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea with a total area of 25,460 km². Sicily is connected with some surrounding islands and archipelagos: the Aeolian Islands, Ustica, the Aegadian Islands, Pantelleria and the Pelagie Islands.

Learn about the history of Sicily

CLIMATE AND TERRITORY

From the scorching hot soils of the hinterland, to the mild and breezy climate of the coasts, to the coolness of the mountains, Sicily is a real mixture of soils and a variety of environmental characteristics

Altopiano

The plateau

The Sicilian plateau is cut by valleys and gorges and dominated by arboreal plants that are typical of the Mediterranean scrub

La-Costa

The coasts

Along the coasts the climate is mild, with an average annual rainfall of 400-500 mm

Montagna

The mountainous areas

The mountainous areas have a cool climate and an average minimum temperature of 0 degrees and a maximum of 25 degrees

Terrestre

Sicilian Land

The environment of terrestrial Sicily has an average annual temperature above 15 degrees and a warm, humid environment