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White wines : Sicilia

Sicily boasts one of Italy’s most progressive wine industries. The region noted chiefly in the past for strong and often sweet amber Marsala and Moscato has switched the emphasis toward lighter, fruitier wines. Sicily's Wine production has diminished recently to slightly less than that of Veneto. A major share of the DOC is represented by Marsala. It remains Sicily’s proudest wines.

In Sicily the only other DOC wine made in significant quantity is the pale white, bone dry Bianco d’Alcamo, which is now part of the broader Alcamo appellation. Moscato di Pantelleria is among the richest and most esteemed of Italian sweet wines in the Naturale and Passito Extra versions. Malvasia delle Lipari is a dessert wine as exquisite as it is rare. The dry white and red wines of Etna can show class, as can the pale red but potent Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
Production of the other traditional DOCs, the dry, red Faro and the sweet Moscatos of Noto and Siracusa, has been minimal in recent times. Methods of vine training in the sunny, temperate hills have been changed to reduce yields of grapes for wines of real character and individuality. Such international varieties as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and the Pinots show real promise in Sicily. But some of the island’s finest wines come from native varieties, notably Nero d’Avola (or Calabrese), Nerello Mascalese and Perricone (or Pignatello) and the reds and Inzolia and Grecanico among the whites.
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Mandrarossa - Sicilia IGT - Chardonnay 2007
Mandrarossa - Sicilia IGT - Chardonnay 2007
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Good  4 reviews   
Funaro - Viveur Vivace 2009
Funaro - Viveur Vivace 2009
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Satisfying  2 reviews   
Giada - Principe di Corleone 2007
Giada - Principe di Corleone 2007
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
2 reviews   
Antonino Giovenco :  Very Good With Fish - For the money, it is very good. Light, aromatic... 
Nes - Passito di Pantelleria 2007
Nes - Passito di Pantelleria 2007
Passito di Pantelleria DOC (Sicilia, Italy)
Excellent  2 reviews   
Mandrarossa - Sicilia IGT - Chardonnay 2006
Mandrarossa - Sicilia IGT - Chardonnay 2006
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Very good  2 reviews   
Tasca d'Almerita - Regaleali - Leone d'Almerita 2006
Tasca d'Almerita - Regaleali - Leone d'Almerita 2006
Sicilia (Italy)
Excellent  2 reviews   
RP  88
Calatrasi - d'Istinto - Catarratto Chardonnay 2005
Calatrasi - d'Istinto - Catarratto Chardonnay 2005
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Satisfying  2 reviews   
Planeta - Cometa 2013
Planeta - Cometa 2013
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Donnafugata - Kabir 2012
Donnafugata - Kabir 2012
Moscato di Pantelleria DOC (Sicilia, Italy)
1 review   
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante IGT 2012
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante IGT 2012
Sicilia (Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Terre del'Isollo - Grillo 2012
Terre del'Isollo - Grillo 2012
Sicilia (Italy)
Good  1 review   
COS - Sicilia - Rami 2011
COS - Sicilia - Rami 2011
Sicilia IGT (Sicilia, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Donnafugata - Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye 2011
Donnafugata - Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye 2011
Passito di Pantelleria DOC (Sicilia, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Insolia Valle dell'Acate Tenuta Ibidini 2011
Insolia Valle dell'Acate Tenuta Ibidini 2011
Sicilia (Italy)
Good  1 review   
Oltremare Grillo 2011
Oltremare Grillo 2011
Sicilia (Italy)
Satisfying  1 review   
Tenuta Rapitala - Grand Cru Chardonnay 2011
Tenuta Rapitala - Grand Cru Chardonnay 2011
Sicilia (Italy)
Excellent  1 review   
 Castel Venus Grillo 2010
Castel Venus Grillo 2010
Sicilia (Italy)
Good  1 review   
Caruso & Minini - Caruso Chardonnay Viognier 2010
Caruso & Minini - Caruso Chardonnay Viognier 2010
Sicilia (Italy)
1 review   
Catarratto Miano 2010
Catarratto Miano 2010
Sicilia (Italy)
Good  1 review   
D Incanto Grillo IGT 2010
D Incanto Grillo IGT 2010
Sicilia (Italy)
Good  1 review   
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