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Sicilian Grape Varieties

The grape cultivation and vinification was brought to western Sicily by Phoenicians around VIII BC and it spread in the eastern part of the island during the Greek domination around VI BC . There as many as 19 Indigenous Grape Varieties, namely:

Albanello

Alicante or Grènache

Ansonica or Inzolia

Carricante

Catarratto Bianco Comune

Corinto Nero

Damaschino

Frappato

Grecanico Dorato

Grillo

Malvasia di Lipari

Minella Bianca

Moscato Bianco

Moscato D’Alessandria or Zibibbo

Nerello Cappuccio

Nerello Mascalese

Nero D’avola

Nocera

Perricone