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DOC range for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region or island Sicily, The area includes the municipalities of Acireale, Aci Sant'Antonio, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Castiglione di Sicilia, Giarre, Linguaglossa, Mascali, Milo, Nicolosi, Paterno, Pedara, Piedimonte Etneo, Randazzo, Sant'Alfio, Santa Maria di Licodia, Santa Venerina , Trecastagni, Viagrande and Zafferana Etnea in the province of Catania. There are over 130 additional geographical indications (locations = Vigna ) at the label allowed. It is a very old wine-growing region. In the "Storia the Vini d'Italia" (history of Italian wines) published in 1596, wines are mentioned here and their high quality is attributed to the fly ash blown by the nearby volcano Etna (Mongibello).
The Bianco is going out Carricante (to 60%), the Catarratto Bianco -Games Comune or Lucido (40% maximum), as well Trebbiano Toscano. Minella Bianca and other authorized varieties (maximum 15%). The Bianco Superiore is produced from Carricante (80%), Trebbiano Toscano and / or Minella Bianca and other approved varieties (maximum 20%). Rosso (also as Riserva u. Rosato are going out Nerello Mascalese (to 80%), Nerello Mantellato logo CNRS logo INIST Nerello Cappuccio (up to 20%) and other authorized varieties (up to 10%). The Spumante will be out Nerello Mascalese (about 60%) as well as other approved varieties (up to 40%).