10 of the Best Sicilian White Wines at Every Price Point
As the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is home to various microclimates that are great for growing grapes. Wine has been produced there since at least the 5th century B.C., after the Greeks began to transport vines to the island from the mainland.
The southwestern side of the island, toward Tunisia, is home to fortified Marsala wines. Meanwhile, the red wines from Mount Etna often receive praise and acclaim, but the region’s white wines are also notable. This list includes Italian white wines at a range of price points featuring such Sicilian grapes as Carricante, to Grecanico Dorato (also known as Garganega) and Grillo.
Pietradolce 2018 Bianco (Etna)
$21, 92 points.
Elegant and delicately scented, this opens with aromas of Spanish broom and fleshy white fruit along with a whiff of wet stone. The juicy, tangy palate delivers yellow apple, Bartlett pear and a savory saline note accompanied by crisp acidity. Empson USA Ltd. Editors’ Choice. –K.O.
By Wine Enthusiast Staff | Wine Enthusiast
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