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Delia Nivolelli DOC

Delia Nivolelli lies in West Sicily, in the Trápani province, and includes the Mazara del Vallo, Marsala, Petrosino and Salemi communes. The zone gets its name from the Delia river, which flows through the region.

Delia Nivolelli is one of the smaller, newer DOCs (1998) in Sicily, but despite its size, the region can boast one of the largest expansion of vineyards among all of the nine Sicilian provinces. Actually, 50% of Sicily's vineyards are located in this province.

The wine growing tradition in Trápani is among the oldest in all of Sicily, and they have found old amphoras used to store wine, some of which date back to the 6th and 7th centuries B.C.E.

For decades, wine cultivation has primarily been about the two important wine varieties from Alcamo and Marsala. However, the ups and downs experienced by the domestic and international wine markets in the 1980s opened the eyes of the wine cultivators in Trápani, who realized that if they were to survive, they needed to innovate and adapt new tastes.

The result has been a thorough revision of the region's historical DOC wines, and, simultaneously, the introduction of a number of innovations involving all aspects of the wine production, from the fields to the cellar.

One of the most meaningful results of this new direction has been the establishment of the Delia Nivolelli DOC. The appellation currently consists of 16 different wines (plus variants) produced from local and international grape varieties.

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