Moscato di Siracusa

Siracusa has always ranked among the Sicilian provinces which produce wines of outstanding reputations. Historians indicate that Moscato di Siracusa can be regarded as the most ancient of Sicily. This wine was said to have been identified with the Syracusan Pollio, which was made from the Biblia grape, said to have originated on Mount Biblini in Thrace and introduced to Sicily by Pollis, a legendary tyrant of the city at the time of the first Greek settlements here (8th – 7th centuries BC). Unfortunately, despite a centuries-old reputation, this wine has all but vanished. In 1983, when this Moscato was recognized as a DOC wine, only half a hectare has been declared for the DOC zone and no output has been reported for it.