About the Region
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, the fourth most populated Italian region, and third largest producing wine region in Italy (Veneto and Emilia Romagna being no. 1 and no. 2). It's reputation for wine was built around Marsala (a fortified wine) however in recent times its production of Nero d’Avola and other varietally driven wine have seen the wines from the region gain even more success. The dominant white varietal is Catarratto with Grillo and Inzolia following behind.
International grape varieties are planted but it’s Syrah (Shiraz) that is leading the way and showing the best results.