Once the most planted Italian white variety, but now disappearing. Two biotypes: Comune (higher sugar, lower acid) and Lucido. Medium to full bodied. Aromas & flavors: Sage, thyme, banana, pineapple, citrus; somewhat bitter finish.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Catarratto Bianco, Catarratto Bianco Comune, Catarratto Bianco Lucido

Best Known For: Sicilian white wines

Where Grown: Exclusively in Sicilia


Vineyard Area: 29,575 ha (73,050 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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