The Sicily wine region , which includes the Aeolian Islands and the island of Pantelleria , is the largest in Italy. In this warm cultivation region, the vineyards for the white varieties are on a higher attitude to have a cooler temperature to produce lively white wines from the local grape varieties Grillo and Catarratto . Both were formerly used for the production of the sweet Marsala wine. When the sales of theis wine went down further and further, the winegrowers began to produce dry white wines with graet success from these vines. As a rule, one should always consume these young, ie the year after the harvest, as long as the young fruit dominates.
Remarkable full-bodied white wines are mostly produced from Chardonnay , the Viognier has also gained its place on Sicily.