Best 20 Wines of Sicily (Updated 2021)

What are the best Sicilian wines? Discover our list with photos, description and tasting of the best 20 best Sicilian wines. From the most famous wines to the lesser known ones of the best wineries in Sicily.

Also discover the article dedicated to the best wines of Etna and the section on the best producers of Sicily, where you will find articles dedicated to the best Sicilian wineries.

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SICILIAN WINES – AMONG THE BEST IN ITALY

Vineyards overlooking the sea in the province of Trapani in Sicily, italy

What are the best Sicilian wines? Among the best Sicilian wines we can mention the wines obtained from native varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato among the reds. While among the whites Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia, Grecanico, Malvasia delle Lipari and Moscato d’Alessandria. Numerous wines are also produced from international grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Let’s briefly discover some of the characteristics of some of the best Sicilian wines:

Catarratto

Surely among the best Sicilian wines there is Catarratto, a white wine that together with Nero d’Avola represents the cornerstone grape in Sicilian enology. Catarratto gives life to many immediate and simple white wines for daily consumption, but also to some of the most elegant, complex, long-lived wines, fully among the best Italian white wines.

Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola is certainly among the best Sicilian wines. It is a particularly fruity, spicy and deep wine. Of great interest among the best Sicilian wines is Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, consisting of Nero d’Avola and Frappato and is the only DOCG in the region.

Nerello Mascalese:

Fully among the best Sicilian wines is Nerello Mascalese, a red wine widespread mainly in the Etna area, where it is often vinified with the complementary Nerello Cappuccio. Nerello Mascalese gives life to wines of great mineral flavor and soft tannins, characterized by seductive aromas of red, spicy fruits and Mediterranean scrub.

Grillo, Inzolia e Grecanico

Undoubtedly, the best Sicilian wines include Grillo, Inzolia and Grecanico. These native vines give life to white wines with great body and flavor, embellished with aromatic notes that often recall orange blossom, tropical fruit and salt.

Very versatile in terms of food pairing and appreciated among the best Sicilian wines for daily consumption, but also with qualitative peaks of great interest.

Zibibbo e Moscato d’Alessandria

Among the best Sicilian wines there are the Malvasia and Zibibbo based wines. Malvasia gives life to dry wines and sweet wines such as Malvasia Passito, and the elegant Malvasia delle Lipari wines. Zibibbo (also known as Moscato d’Alessandria), gives life to Zibibbo Passito, Moscato di Pantelleria and Erice late harvest Zibibbo. To learn more, read the section dedicated to the best sweet Sicilian wines.

TERROIR OF SICILIAN WINES

Where are the best Sicilian wines born? Sicilian wines owe its success to the savoir-faire of the cellars but also to the intrinsic enological vocation of the Sicilian terroir: The climate of Sicily is Mediterranean with warm summers and mild winters, however it becomes more and more continental as it proceeds inland and even alpine. , near the hills of the Madonie and in the higher areas of Etna.
Sicilian wines are born from quite heterogeneous soils but which can be divided into four macro-zones: the north-eastern area is dominated by Etna and soils of volcanic origin are widespread, which give life to many of the best Sicilian wines based on Nerello And Carricante of great flavor and acidic backbone.

The south-eastern part is richer in limestone, sedimentary rocks and tuff, where the Nero d’Avola finds an ideal habitat. The central southern area is mainly hilly and characterized by fairly ductile mixed soils while the western part, rich in clays and sandstones, is ideal for wines with a great polyphenolic content.

BEST 20 SICILIAN WINES

What are the best Sicilian wines? So let’s see together a list of the 20 best Sicilian wines and discover their characteristics with our tasting so that everyone can find the best Sicilian wines suited to their tastes.

To discover the excellences, discover our archive with articles dedicated to the best Sicilian wine producers.

BEST SICILIAN RED WINES

Etna Rosso ‘Vico Prephylloxera’ 2015 – Tenute Bosco

The nose opens as fruity notes of black cherry and mulberry on display, followed by vegetal, spicy and delicate hints of patchouli and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it is opulent, juicy and passionate, with compact and polymerized tannins and a final of imperishable persistence.

A deep wine, of great concentration and with a sensational and varied taste-olfactory expressiveness. It is a maieutic wine: an assertive revealer of unexpressed truths. Duty to rank it among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Cappuccio 10%
Approximate price: 43 €

Etna Rosso Prephylloxera La vigna di Don Peppino 2017 – Tenuta delle Terre Nere 

Description: Brushstrokes of rose petals, plums and raspberries in syrup give way to clear notes of graphite, humus and nutmeg. On the palate it is sumptuous, with a sculptural body animated by a lively minerality that makes it vertical and expansive.

Rare pearl of Sicilian viticulture, it perfectly expresses the essence of Etna, incisive and with an unmistakable character. Among the best Italian red wines, chapeau!
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio.
Approximate price: 130 €

Mille e una Notte 2017 – Donnafugata

Seduces on raspberry and red fruit syrup embellished with delicate and seductively sensationally integrated woody tones and bloody notes, red orange peel and wild fennel. On the palate it is rich and enveloping, with velvety and very delicate tannins. End of perpetual perpetuation in which the fruit echoes.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola 90%, other grapes 10%

A wine of great expressiveness, in which the varietal character of Nero d’Avola creates a winning taste-olfactory dialectic, capable of abducting and ecstatic. One Thousand and One Nights of the iconic Sicilian winery Donnafugata is without a doubt one of the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Indicative price: 55 €

Arcurìa Sopra il Pozzo’ 2015 – DOC Etna Rosso – Graci

Titillates the nose with incisive notes of wild strawberries, raspberry, orange peel, embellished with tones of candied Mediterranean scrub, black pepper and woody tones. Galvanizes the palate with a thick but smooth tannin synergistically linked to a strong acidity that favors drinking. Very persistent finish in which the fruit and the notes of garrigue echo.

One of the greatest representatives of Etna wines. Mediterranean character, the nose is a delicate prelude that spreads sensationally opulent on the sip: powerful but silky tannins and penetrating olfactory intensity. Fully among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 155 €

Vigna San Francesco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali

Description: Bouquet layered on notes of cherry, black currant, blackberry and toasted nuances of vanilla, sweet tobacco and cocoa beans. The sip is dense, the tannins envelop the mouth in a satisfying drink and a persistent finish with nuances of sweet spices.

A historic icon in Sicily, Tasca d’Almerita Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon to be vinified in purity, reaching excellent qualitative heights over the years. To be ascribed among the best Italian red wines for its unique and delicious character.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Indicative price: 50 €

Barbagalli Etna Rosso 2015 – Pietradolce 

Description: It seduces the nose with aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, cherry and rose potpourri, which evolve towards notes of graphite, dark chocolate and black pepper. The mouth is slender, the tannic texture is compact and a very pleasant iodized note stretches towards a fresh finish, with fruity and balsamic echoes.

The fruit of centenary ungrafted vines, Etna Rosso Barbagalli gives us a sensational interpretation of Nerello Mascalese, a native Sicilian grape. A vibrant wine with surprising elegance, an exemplary synthesis of freshness and pulpiness. Fully among the best Sicilian wines.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 130 €

Cerasuolo di Vittoria ‘Grotte Alte’ 2016 – Arianna Occhipinti

Description: It is articulated between dark tones of red fruits such as black cherry and dried flower poutporri followed by a more austere register of roasting powder, Mediterranean scrub and medicinal herbs.

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maceration of the skins for 30 days in concrete tanks. Ages 32 months in 25-hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels.

It presses the palate with an impressive and silky tannin and a good acidity that favors drinkability. Artisanal wine: Sensational the material mineral trail and the final imperishable persistence. Fully among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola 50%, Frappato 50%
Approximate price: € 50.00

Barone di Serramarrocco 2015 – Barone di Serramarrocco

The nose is articulated complex and fine, outlining notes of black cherry, violet and tamarind which are flanked by nuances of garrigue, white chocolate and spicy tones of black pepper.

The sip is lively with a strong acidity that gives freshness and thick and enveloping tannins synergistically linked to a mineral flavor that amplifies the sip. Good persistence finish which confirms the fruity-floral notes. Ages in new Troncais Allier tonneaux for 18 months and 10 months in bottle.

A wine of great elegance and olfactory eloquence, sensational for its versatility in food pairing. A very captivating interpretation of Pignatello, ideal for both daily consumption and dinners with rich and spicy dishes. Fully among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Pignatello 100%
Approximate price: € 45.00

Contrada R Passopisciaro 2018 – Passopisciaro

Characteristics: Stratified sensations on clear hints of wild strawberry and wild raspberry to which are added suggestions of resin, epiphanies of modica chocolate and reminiscences of wild mint. The sip is smooth with a tannic texture of extraordinary finesse which contrasts with a pleasant mineral flavor that amplifies the sensations on the palate.

One of one of the most iconic and historic cellars of Etna. Fresh wine, long-limbed and with a pressing tannin, great territorial identity. Among the best Italian red wines for its ability to maximize the expressive potential of Nerello Mascalese.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 55 €

Feudo Etna Rosso 2016 – Girolamo Russo 

Description: A large bouquet stands out on the nose, ranging from notes of rose, morello cherry, red currant and Mediterranean scrub to toasted and balsamic hints. When tasted, it envelops the mouth in a dense and enveloping sip, supported by a nice savory vein that ranges over a spicy finish with good persistence.

Iconic representation of Nerello Mascalese, it is a seraphic and fascinating wine, with a granular and very pleasant minerality. Deservedly among the best Sicilian wines.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 55 €

‘Duca Enrico’ 2017 – Duca di Salaparuta

Description: Red fruits in evidence among which stand out ripe black fruits, plum, epiphanies of autumnal forest walks followed by pleasant sandalwood and sweet tobacco. Refines 18 months in French barriques and at least 18 in the bottle.

Recognized as one of the best Sicilian wines produced with Nero d’Avola: great mastery in the varietal interpretation of the Sicilian grape; Enveloping, dense and majestic with a boundless and archaic finish.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola 100%
Approximate price: € 50.00

‘Tané’ 2013 – Valle dell’Acate 

Characteristics: Ripe and preserved red fruit, which stretch towards a finish of austere spices, goudron, spicy nuances and undergrowth Great polyphenolic extract and final length and great precision. Refine in French oak barriques for 10-12 months.

One of the best versions of Nero d’Avola: A powerful, voluminous and exciting wine. Certainly among the best Sicilian wines

Grapes: Nero d’Avola 100%
Approximate price: € 40.00

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2017 – Gulfi

Galvanizes with a fine and complex aromatic framework that is articulated between dark berries and well-integrated spicy and toasted tones. The mouth is compact, with a sensational extract synergistically linked to a pleasant iodized flavor that amplifies the sip. Extraordinary persistence of excellent cleanliness.

An exciting wine that sincerely sums up the expressive eloquence of Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Fully among the best Sicilian wines for richness of taste olfactory.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola 60% and Frappato 40%
Approximate price: € 35.00

Syrah ‘Lusirà’ Baglio del Cristo 2016 – Campobello

Description: The aromatic spectrum is interesting, making room between ripe blackberries, blood nuances, notes of garrigue embellished with delicate woody suggestions. Compact and well-defined tannins assisted by an interesting acid shoulder of backbone.

Among the best Sicilians for the ability to combine grit and elegance well. With full rights one of the best Italian Syrahs.

Grapes: Syrah
Indicative price: 20.00

Nerello Mascalese ‘Vigne Vecchie’ 2010Calabretta

Description: The olfactory picture is enveloped by a wide and detailed olfactory bouquet: it seduces with tones of dried violet, cherries in alcohol, plum and empyheumatic nuances. The mouth is full and overwhelming with great extract, characterized by a very long finish with balsamic echoes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aging 7 years in Slavonian oak barrels and 1 year in bottle.

An iconic interpretation of Nerello Mascalese: a synthesis of territoriality, craftsmanship and evolution. Fully among the best Sicilian wines for the overwhelming and inexorable persistence on the palate and enhancement of the aging potential of Nerello Mascalese.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 95%, Nerello Cappuccio 5%
Approximate price: € 26.00

Nero d’Avola ‘Don Antonio’ 2017Morgante

Description: The aromatic profile is composed of intense notes of black cherry and strawberry jam, followed by cardamom, Modica chocolate and wild fennel. In the mouth it is material, with sweet tannins and a savory minerality of great presence that amplifies the sip. Dense finish with references to fruity notes and aromatic herbs.

It is a Nero d’Avola of great elegance: voluminous and hypnotic. Among the best Sicilian wines for its ability to interpret the irrepressible power of the terroir.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 25.00

Nero d’Avola ‘Vrucara’ 2015 – Feudo Montoni

Description: It reveals a broad and fine complex, articulating on licorice, sandalwood and roasting. To then spread out on clear varietal registers of ripe berries. In the mouth it is austere and opulent, excellent persistence with fruity and spicy references.

One of the most virtuous interpretations of Nero d’Avola, fully qualified among the best Sicilian wines for maximizing the expressive potential of the grape.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 32.00

Etna Rosso Contrada Zottorinoto Riserva 2016 – Cottanera

Characteristics: Large and captivating bouquet: opens on fragrant brushstrokes of black currant, black cherries and blackberries, to continue towards balsamic stamps of resin, eucalyptus and wild nipitella. The sip is very long, well balanced in its components and with continuous juicy and balsamic returns.

One of the best expressions of Nerello Mascalese: a material, opulent wine, to be counted among the best Sicilian wines for the sensational dialectic between sharpness, fruit and balsamic.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 68 €

Faro Palari 2013 – Palari

Characteristics: It traces seductive notes of wild strawberry followed by humus, resin, suggestions of medicinal herbs and graphite. On the palate it is voluminous and solemn with well-defined tannins of great presence and synergistically linked to a strong acidity that gives balance and freshness. Refines 18 months in new Troncais and Allier barriques, then at least 18 months in bottle. Wine obtained without clarification and filtration processes.

One of the most compelling interpretations of Sicilian red wines that maximizes the potential of the Messina terroir. An imaginative and slender wine, rich in fruit and balsamic suggestions Undoubtedly among the best Sicilian wines for taste-olfactory finesse
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 50%, Nerello Cappuccio 30%, Nocera 10%,
Approximate price: € 35

Vurria Nerello Mascalese Sicilia IGP – Di Giovanna

The nose spreads intense fruits of wild raspberry and cranberries, flanked by tones of cardamom and nuances of Modica chocolate and wild fennel.

In the mouth it is material, with silky tannins and a savory minerality of great presence that amplifies the sip. Perpetual and dense finish with references to fruity and spicy notes.

It is a Nerello Mascalese with an ancestral, voluminous and hypnotic character. Sensational for its ability to interpret richness and olfactory finesse. Deservedly among the best Sicilian wines for value for money.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: € 17.00

Nero d’Avola 2017 – Poggio Graffetta

The nose is enveloped by a broad and enveloping olfactory bouquet: notes of ripe cherries in alcohol and small red fruits hunt down, leaving room for a finish rich in tertiary aromas of roasting, nutmeg and coffee powder. The sip is full and overwhelming, with compact tannins and a very long finish which echoes the varietal character of Nero d’Avola. Refine for 6 months in tonneaux.

A long-limbed and intense interpretation, a synthesis of territoriality and evolution. Fully among the best Sicilian wines for its overwhelming persistence on the palate. Among the best for value for money.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 15.00

Eloro Nero d’Avola DOC ‘Spaccaforno’ 2016 – Riofavara

Characterized by a large bouquet with hints of berries and black cherry, violet petals, assisted by spicy notes of nutmeg and reminiscent of coffee powder.

On the palate it is soft and warm, with soft and elegant tannins. A very representative wine of the production of Riofavara a, whose long persistence combines finely spiced fruity returns thanks to the contribution of the second and third passage tonneaus.

An organic wine of great elegance and olfactory eloquence, sensational for its versatility in food pairing. A very elegant interpretation of Nero d’Avola, fully qualified among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 18.00

Cartagho 2017 – Cantine Settesoli

Olfactory it leads us towards fragrant souvenirs of ripe cherry mulberry, bergamot and sylvan suggestions. On the palate it is nervous, with a sweet tannic texture and an acidity that makes it drinkable. Clean and elegant finish with fruit references. Refine 12 months in barrique. 4 months in the bottle

Surely among the best Sicilian wines: primitive character that amazes for its unusual expressiveness. Good value for money.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 18.00

Saia 2017 – Feudo Maccari

It opens to the nose by layering between succession of blackberry jam, sylvan notes of humus and autumn spices. On the palate it is soft with a sweet and measured tannic texture. Clean finish of great persistence. Fermenting in steel with maceration on the skins for 20 days and refining 10-14 months in French barriques, then at least 6 months in the bottle.

One of the most imaginative and expressive interpretations of Nero d’Avola. Certainly among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Approximate price: € 18.00

Faro 2018 – Le Casematte

The nose opens with notes of wild strawberry, mulberry and fresh rose, followed by balsamic and undergrowth suggestions. On the palate it is long and balanced, with a good savory vein that gives freshness, the finish is clean and persistent.

It matures for a period of at least 9 months in French oak barriques and tonneau and concludes the refinement with a further 6 months in the bottle.

Interesting assembly of Sicilian native vines: the palate is wrapped in an elegant balsamic mantle and officinal references, very convincing. Without doubt among the best Sicilian wines for value for money.

Grapes: Nerello Mascale 55%, Nerello Cappuccio 25%, Nocera 10%, Nero d’avola 10%
Approximate price: € 21.00

Etna Rosso DOC Contrada Santo Spirito – Particella 468 2016 – Palmento Costanzo

Characteristics: It spreads to the intense and complex nose, articulated between blackberries, raspberries and wild strawberries, flanked by suggestions of black pepper and echoes of roasting and undergrowth. The sip is enthralling, with well-traced and smooth tannins supported by a granular iodized flavor that gives great freshness. Final on the fruit and spices, of great harmony and cleanliness.

A unique wine, born from centuries-old vineyards, the undisputed witness of the excellence of Etna. Among the best Sicilian wines for its sumptuous and eloquent drink.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Cappuccino 10%
Approximate price: 45 €

Etna Rosso Erse Contrada Moscamento 1911 2017 – Tenuta di Fessina

Characteristics: The nose is clean and fragrant, with characteristic notes of wild raspberry, blueberries, black licorice, humus, cloves and goudron. In the mouth it is full and dense, with a velvety tannic texture that envelops the sip towards a very pleasant saline trail of great persistence.

A wine of fabric, an ineffable expression of Nerello Mascalese. Among the best Sicilian wines for taste-olfactory involvement. Interesting value for money.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Indicative price: 24 €

Giambattista Valli Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2018 – Feudi del Pisciotto

Characteristics: It expresses itself on olfactory shades of red currant, wild strawberries and black cherries, embellished with notes of eucalyptus and roasting tones. On the palate it is characterized by a fine and velvety tannic texture and a savory vein that lengthens the sip towards a fruity and balsamic finish.

Giambattista Valli is part of the Grandi Stilisti Collection, elegant labels whose proceeds are partly donated to the restoration of works of art and monuments of Sicily. A wine of great character, an impeccable representation of the winemaking potential of the territory. Fully among the best Sicilian wines for elegance and recognizability.
Grapes: Nero d’Avola 60% and Frappato 40%
Approximate price: 17 €

Etna Rosso Riserva ‘Monte Gorna’ 2013Cantine Nicosia

Characteristics: Striking with fragrant notes of wild raspberries and mulberry followed by potpourri of violets and sweet autumn spices. On the palate it is enveloping, with a caressing and silky tannic texture and an intriguing savory vein that gives smoothness. Refine 24 months in second and third passage barriques and at least 12 months in bottle

A red that makes us travel to the volcanic lands of Etna, with a fruity drink and a pressing flavor. Among the best Sicilian wines for territorial and varietal identity. Excellent value for money.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 90% and Nerello Cappuccio 10%
Indicative price: 30 €

Etna Rosso Qubba 2018 – Monteleone

Characteristics: Black cherry jam, dehydrated plums and wild strawberries are mixed with delicate brushstrokes of sweet tobacco, graphite and flint. The entrance on the palate is supported by sculptural tannins, in synergy with an intriguing savory vein that culminates in a finish of great enveloping and softness.

A unique wine, to be loved for its fruity charm and full and well-structured taste. Sublime expression of Nerello Mascalese, Qubba is to be counted fully among the best wines of Sicily.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Approximate price: 45 €

Il Para Para Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2017 – Poggio di Bortolone

Characteristics: It opens fragrantly on the nose with notes of cherry and raspberry, extending towards a slightly toasted and balsamic trail. The sip is very soft, supported by a granular flavor of beautiful persistence.

A wine with an eloquent and fascinating nose, which seduces the palate for its pleasant drinkability and savory-fruity persistence. Deservedly among the best wines of Sicily.
Grapes: Nero d’Avola 60% and Frappato 40%
Indicative price: 20 €

BEST SICILIAN WHITE WINES

Etna Bianco ‘Le Vigne Niche – Calderara Sottana’  2019 – Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Characteristics: It opens on citrus and mineral notes, on which the lemon peel, yellow grapefruit, pear, flint and graphite stand out. On the palate it is very fresh, made snappy by an acid vein with brackish references. Great retro-olfactory persistence.

A visceral, volcanic wine, a riot of fruit and minerality. Fully qualified among the best Italian white wines for the intriguing note of alternating iodized flavor and acidity, which creates an intriguing and engaging dialectic.
Grapes: Carricante 100%
Approximate price: 42 €

Vecchio Samperi – Marco De Bartoli

Titillates the nose alternating intense aromas of dried fruit, orange blossom, slate, salt and oriental spices. The sip is structured, enveloping and voluminous. Sensational persistence.

One of the best Sicilian wines obtained from a twenty-year aging with a perpetual method. A wine with a penetrating and hieratic nose, the fruity notes are integrated with unpredictable tertiary nuances that persuade and acquire great consistency at the second sip.

Grapes: Native white grapes
Indicative price: 40.00

‘Pietra Marina’ Etna Bianco Superiore 2016 – Benanti

Characteristics: On the nose, notes of bergamot, pink grapefruit, yellow peach and lychee stand out, enriched by very delicate hints of hay and flint. On the palate it is juicy, with a powerful acid blade that pulls the sip towards a salty finish with slightly almond returns. Excellent persistence.

An overwhelming white, which envelops the drink in a kaleidoscope of juicy and saline sensations. To be counted among the best Sicilian wines for the enhancement of the Carricante vine, explosive and highly recognizable.
Grapes: Carricante 100%
Approximate price: 85 €

Etna Bianco ‘Arcuria’ 2018Graci

Characteristics: Lysergic aromatic range characterized by orange blossom, passion fruit and wild fennel. The sip is intense, savory, made lively by a strong acidity that enhances the long and fragrant finish of imperishable persistence.

One of the most iconic wines of Etna: Among the best Sicilian wines for harmony and richness. A vibrant Etna Bianco with unusual elegance and eloquence.
Grapes: Carricante 100%
Approximate price: 45 €

‘Vigna San Francesco’ 2017 – Tasca d’Almerita

Characteristics: Aromatic layered profile: opens on notes of exotic yellow pulp fruit, broom and lime, to continue towards tones of pink pepper, caramel and custard. On the palate it flows dense, buttery but at the same time fresh and salty. Well balanced finish, with great persistence and cleanliness.

An icon of Sicilian viticulture, Tasca d’Almerita’s Chardonnay is an explosion of taste, powerful and refined. Without doubt among the best Sicilian wines for organoleptic complexity and sensational interpretation of the grape.
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Approximate price: € 35

Zibibbo Secco in Anfora ‘Serragghia’ 2019Giotto Bini

Description: Clear hints of orange peel, broom, candied apricot, pine resin and Mediterranean scrub stand out, enriched by a slight, well-integrated oxidative note. In the mouth it is ample, flattering the palate with an iodine trail well balanced by a light tannic grip. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and refinements in amphora.

A deep and material Orange, an expression of unusual finesse. Undoubtedly among the best Sicilian wines for its archaic and eloquent character.

Grapes: Zibibbo
Indicative price: 70.00

Etna Bianco Superiore 2016 – Barone di Villagrande

Wide and varied nose, articulated on wild herbs, broom, peach and grapefruit, embellished with notes of pastry and smoky hints. On the palate it flows dense and sinuous, with a savory granular acidity that leaves the mouth very fresh and satisfied. Great persistence with continuous fruity returns.

A glyceric sip wine and at the same time very fresh, pulpy and brackish. Reference point of Etna viticulture. The Etna Bianco Superiore wine of Barone di Villagrande is a unique wine, fully among the best Sicilian wines.

Grapes: Carricante 90%, 10% native vines
Indicative price: 30.00

Etna Bianco Alta Mora 2019 – Cusumano

Characteristics: White peach and yellow melon are the overture together with delicate notes of thyme, licorice, flint and rocky echoes. The sip is agile and urgent, animated by a minerality of backbone that leaves the mouth fresh and satisfied.

A tantalizing wine already on the nose, characterized by a wide mineral and balsamic breath. Volcanic wine par excellence, Alta mora is a vibrant and intense white, to be counted among the best Sicilian wines.
Grapes: Carricante 100%
Indicative price: 20 €

Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo 2019 – Tornatore

Characteristics: olfactory range played on exotic yellow pulp fruit, mandarin, wild nipitella and brackish sensations. The taste confirms the sense of smell, with a full and fruity sip, characterized by saline suggestions that give length and character. Finale of excellent persistence.

Harmonious, juicy and salty wine, deservedly among the best Sicilian wines for territorial expressiveness and strength on the palate.
Grapes: Carricante and Cataratto
Indicative price: 24 €

Etna Bianco Trainara 2018 – Generazione Alessandro 

Characteristics: Olfactory texture characterized by citrus notes of pink grapefruit and cedar, white peach and aromatic reflections of sage and Mediterranean scrub. Savory and very fresh palate, with a very pleasant saline graininess and strong acidity. Good persistence.

A very fresh white, a synthesis of fruit and balsamic. Fully among the best Sicilian wines for the whimsical and incisive sip in which the essence of the territory echoes the protagonist.
Grapes: Carricante and Catarratto
Approximate price: 18 €

Sicilia Catarratto ‘Vigna di Mandranova’ 2018 – Alessandro di Camporeale

Features: Suggests notes of yellow fruit, citrus notes, sage, woody notes and wet stone. Penetrating acidity on the palate supported by an immersive flavor. Intense and persistent finish. Aged on fine stools and in barrels for 8 months.

Among the best Sicilian wines for its expansive presence on the palate, excellent persistence in which the varietal character of Catarratto embellished with delicate woody notes echoes penetrating and protagonist. Organic wine.

Grapes: Catarratto
Indicative price: 20.00

Salina Bianco 2019 – Colosi 

Wide and layered aromatic range: it opens on notes of helichrysum, chamomile, thyme and wild fennel to continue towards citrus tones and exotic yellow pulp fruit. The sip is slender and elegant, punctuated by a marked iodized acidity that culminates in a finish with balsamic and brackish whispers.

Salina Bianco n white, fresh and enveloping, with a strong Mediterranean character. Deservedly to be counted among the best Sicilian wines for enhancing the unique terroir of the Island of Salina. Excellent value for money.

Grapes: Catarratto 50%, Insolia 50%
Approximate price: € 15.00

Cometa 2019 – Planeta

Fresh and fragrant olfactory range, with balsamic and citrus notes that blend with hints of honey, melon and orange blossom. In the mouth it is long, brackish and balanced, with a persistent finish that confirms the nose. An elegant wine synthesis of the varietal expression of the grape.

Certainly among the best Sicilian wines for excellent drinkability and good value for money.

Grapes: 100% Fiano
Indicative price: 20 €

BEST SWEET SICILIAN WINES

Sicily has also given birth to some of the best sweet wines of Italy, especially with wines produced by Malvasia and Zibibbo. Among the best sweet Sicilian wines we can mention the virtuous experience of Donnafugata, with its famous and award-winning Ben Rye.

Of great interest among the best Sicilian sweet wines are also the passito wines of Marco de Bartoli, Tasca d’Almerita, Tenuta di Castellaro, Caravaglio, Murana, Planeta, Cambria, Pellegrino, Hauner and many others.

What are the best Sicilian wines?

What are the best Sicilian wines? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which however inevitably lies within the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary. We have compiled our list of virtuous quality interpretations of the best Sicilian wines from the best wineries according to our evaluations.

However, it remains essential to underline that the best Sicilian wines are those that are able to excite us, also by binding themselves to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life.

Therefore, we invite you to discover all the wineries that produce Sicilian wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently find and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your best Sicilian wines.