Sicilian wine's time to shine

Sep 01, 2015 687

by Maria Cimini

Sun-kissed and windswept, Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island, characterized by rocky mountains, dramatic seascapes and diverse microclimates that together yield a bounty of succulent grapes. Suited for both red and white wines, the grapes create varietals ranging from approachable and bright to elegant and complex.

With optimal weather conditions for quality vineyards, Sicily's cool springs and dry summers are accented with generous sunshine and constant coastal breezes. America's fondness of Italian wine has a long heritage, with a vast assortment of styles hailing from regions across Italy.

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