Italy’s Sicily – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Italy’s Sicily


Mt. Etna

2020

Moderate summer temperatures with some rain, a warm September and a dry October led to slow, extended ripening of the grapes. Many of the wines are balanced and classic.

2019

Cooler than average, the season had few heat spikes. Excellent for white wines, good for reds.

2018

A challenging year, with high rainfall in August and October causing swelling of the berries, thin skins and problems with rot. Red wines are generally lighter than is typical, with lower alcohol and higher acidity levels.

2017

An April frost reduced the potential crop in some areas, while intense heat and dry conditions through the summer led to deeply concentrated red wines. 


This vintage report is published as part of our Regional Tasting Report on Sicily.

is the Italian wine editor at Wine & Spirits magazine.


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