Sicilian Wines Published Feb 28, 2011 10:00 AM Drink SHARE 10 of our favorite food-friendly wines from Sicily. Tasca d’Almerita Regaleali Bianco ($14) A full-bodied, beautiful blend of grecanico, inzolia, and catarratto grapes, this aromatic white is a natural for seafood. COS Pithos 2008 ($50) From one of Sicily’s most renowned winemakers, this nero d’avola and frappato blend (aged in terra-cotta amphorae) has an earthy, cedary edge. Cottanera Etna Rosso 2007 ($57) Made mainly with nerello mascalese, this rich, minerally red is our favorite bottle from Etna; great with swordfish. Manenti Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 ($22) A blend of nero d’avola and frappato, this wonderfully cherry-scented wine pairs well with lamb and pastas. Occhipinti Il Frappato 2008 ($35) This fruit-forward wine made by 28-year-old Arianna Occhipinti has soft raspberry notes and nice acidity. We love her whites, too. Benanti Serra Della Contessa 2004 ($40) Leather, spice, dried fruit, made from century-old nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccio vines from Etna. Perfect with pork. Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 ($22) This medium-bodied wine from one of Sicily’s largest producers has hints of dried figs and pepper, with macerated cherries and tannins. Passopisciaro 2007 ($30) From the Etna region, this light-bodied red (mostly nerello mascalese) has hints of candied cherries, smoke, and orange peel. Great with lamb as well as fish. Bonavita Faro ($38) A medium-bodied nerello mascalese from Messina, with rich cherry flavors and subtle hints of spice and cloves. Pairs fabulously with meats and pastas. Benanti Pietramarina Etna 2007 ($38) Made with 100 percent carricante grapes, this crisp, yeasty white has hints of peaches and herbs and pairs well with all seafood. MORE TO READ RELATED The Outlier of Natural Wines Just Got Its Very Own Shop Welcome to Orange Glou. READ NOW RELATED The Gin Gimlet Is Deceptively Simple—Here’s How to Make Each Ingredient Shine And stay true to the storied English cocktail’s... RELATED Pitcher-Perfect Sangria Recipes to Sip Through All Season A summer classic for a reason.