Five Of The Best Wines to have with Sicilian Food
Enzo Oliveri’s Tasting Sicily restaurant is stocked with some of the best wines the island has to offer – so many that, unless you’re a wine expert, knowing which one to pick may prove difficult! With a repertoire of authentic regional recipes, Celebrity TV chef, Enzo Oliveri has brought his traditional Cucina Siciliana to London.
Today, Enzo is telling us 5 Of the Best Wines to try with Sicilian food:
Catarratto – this white wine grape is the most commonly planted in Sicily. Catarratto makes full-bodied wines with light, citrusy notes.
Grecanico – Grecanico is one of the great varieties of white wine grape native to Italy. It’s also known by many other names, most popular as Garganega. This grape produces a delicate wine with lemon, almond, and spicy notes.
Perricone – Perricone is a little-cultivated red wine grape variety grown in western Sicily. It is most commonly used in blends with the island’s dominant grape, Nero d’Avola. It has characteristics of red berries, earth, and herbs.
Nero D’Avola – Nero d’Avola has been called the most important red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy’s most popular indigenous varieties. Its wines are compared to New World Shirazes, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavors.