Until the later 19th century, she was one of the most popular sicily. But then came the Reblaus and with it the great descent of the Perricone. The Phylloxera Vastatrix seemed to be particularly popular at the roots of the Perricone and almost completely eliminated it. Even if other varieties did not do any other way, Perricone was discredited due to its lack of resistance and was only sparsely released afterwards.

The small Renaissance, which is just taking place, now owes itself to the increased interest in autochthonous varieties; On the other hand, also the fact that Perricone-unlike most other Sicilian grape varieties-gives fine-aromatic, medium-weight and well-structured wines with elegant and gripping tannin. Unfortunately, pure -like bottlings are still too rare, but Perricone plays a major role in Cuvées.

Aldo Viola Moretto