Terre Siciliane PGI

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The Terre Siciliane PGI is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Red, Rosé (incl. Semi-sparkling), White Spumante, Spumante Rosé, White Passito, Red Passito, Rosé Passito, White Late Harvest, Red Late Harvest, Rosé Late Harvest, White Liqueur, Red Liqueur and Red Novello. The Indication also incorporates four grape variety specifications.

Production Area

The production area of Terre Siciliane PGI is within the entire territory of the Sicily region.

Blends

White, red and rosé wines with the Terre Siciliane PGI must be obtained from grapes of the same colour or of a different colour for rosé wines and those obtained from black grapes vinified in white wine, originating from the producer’s vineyards where there are one or more grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area.

Description of product typologies

Terre Siciliane PGI Bianco, alone or with specification of variety, is straw-yellow in colour; the nose is typically fruity, fine and elegant with notes of wild flowers and brine; it is sapid on the palate, ranging from dry to medium-sweet. It can be produced as Semi-Sparkling and Liqueur wine. Terre Siciliane PGI Rosso, alone or with specification of variety, has a ruby-red colour; the nose reveals a complex range of fragrances from red fruit to forest fruit, with grassy and spicy notes; it is harmonious on the palate, ranging from dry to medium-sweet, with an evolution of flavours associated with the grape varieties used. It can be produced as Semi-Sparkling, Liqueur and Novello wine. Terre Siciliane PGI Rosé, alone or with specification of variety, is pink in colour; the nose reveals fragrances of red flowers, pansy and delicate fruit; it is harmonious and balanced on the palate, ranging from dry to medium-sweet. It can be produced as Semi-Sparkling wine. Terre Siciliane PGI Spumante Bianco, alone or with specification of variety, has a straw-yellow colour and fine, persistent foam; the nose is elegant and characteristic of fermentation; it is fresh and harmonious on the palate, ranging from extra-brut to sweet. Terre Siciliane PGI Spumante Rosé, alone or with specification of variety, is pink in colour and has fine, persistent foam; the nose is delicate, with characteristic fragrances; it is fresh and balanced on the palate in the extra-brut to demi-sec typologies. Terre Siciliane PGI Passito Bianco, alone or with specification of variety, has a yellow colour; the nose is intense with ripe fruit, caramel and honey; the sweetness of the nose returns on the palate with characteristic fruity notes. Terre Siciliane PGI Passito Rosso, alone or with specification of variety, has a red colour that tends towards garnet with aging; the nose bursts with fragrances of dried red fruit, marasca and cinnamon; it is harmonious, sweet and full-bodied on the palate. Terre Siciliane PGI Vendemmia Tardiva Bianco is straw-yellow to golden in colour; the nose is delicate, persistent and characteristic of ripe fruit; it is typical and balanced on the palate, ranging from dry to sweet. Terre Siciliane PGI Vendemmia Tardiva Rosso is ruby-red in colour, tending towards garnet with aging; the nose is delicate with persistent fragrances; it is harmonious and typical on the palate, ranging from dry to sweet.

Grape variety specifications

The Terre Siciliane PGI, with specification of one of the grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Sicily region, with the exception of the Grillo grape variety and the Calabrese variety or its synonym, is reserved for wines that are obtained from grapes originating from vineyard compounds, in a business environment, for at least 85% of the corresponding grape variety. Grapes similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the region, max. 15%, can contribute, pure or combined, to the production of the above-mentioned wines. Terre Siciliane PGI with specification of two, three or four of the grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Sicily region is permitted on the condition that the wine derives exclusively from the indicated grapes, and that the quantity of grapes produced by each of the varieties is higher than 15% of the total. The grape varieties must be indicated on the label in descending order, in respect to the actual contribution of the grape. Terre Siciliane PGI with specification of one or more grape varieties can also be produced in the following typologies: Semi-Sparkling and Passito for white, red and rosé wines; Spumante for white and rosé wines; Liqueur for white and red wines and Novello for red wine. Terre Siciliane PGI wines with specification of grape variety must display the organoleptic properties of the grape variety, as well as the indicated characteristics for the typology of wine.

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