Sicilian Sweet Wines: discover our selection of excellence

Sweet Wines

Sicily produces some excellent sweet wines, of which the most famous is the Moscato di Pantelleria, made from Zibbibo, and the Moscato di Siracusa, made from the white Muscat grape. The sweet Malvasia wine is produced on the island of Lipari. Made from grapes with high sugar content, dessert wines have experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to modern cuisine. Usually served as a digestive, dessert wines also go splendidly with certain main dishes and entrées.

Vendemmia Tardiva Mandrarossa
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A stunning dessert wine made from Chardonnay grapes.We recommend serving dessert wines at 8℃ (47℉). This can be achieved by storing the wine in the fridge. Take it out and open it 5 min. before serving it.
Lacrimae Bacchi Avide
A strong straw yellow coloured wine. It displays remarkable honey and apricot fragrances. Full bodied, sweet and velvety. Ideal for meditation.

Ben Ryè DOC Donnafugata wineries
Passito di Pantelleria DOC
The perfect balance between freshness and sweetness makes Ben Ryé 2021 one of the most sought after and appreciated sweet wines in the world. A seductive Passito di Pantelleria produced from Zibibbo grapes with the Alberello Pantesco system, a practice recognized as a UNESCO heritage site. Packaged in an elegant case, Ben Ryé is a prestigious gift that offers memorable sensations to those who savor its essence.
Nes Passito Pantelleria DOC Pellegrino
Natural “passito” of Pantelleria obtained from a careful selection of muscat of Alexandria grapes or Zibibbo, hand-picked towards the end of August and then dried. It is golden-yellow with amber reflections and you can make out scents of tropical fruit and honey in its wonderful aroma. Best with oven-baked cakes and piquant cheeses.
Malvasia Pellegrino
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Form the best selections of white malmsey grapes this very delicate, amber coloured sweet wine is obtained. The pleasant aroma of ripe fruit is reflected in its full harmonious taste.
Marsala Fine IP DOC Pellegrino
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Fine Marsala wine made from Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia grapes. Aged for over a year in oak barrels. Goes well with cakes and in cooking.
Marsala Fine Rubino DOC Pellegrino
Fine Marsala wine made from Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia grapes. Aged for over a year in oak barrels. Goes well with cakes and in cooking.

Marsala Superiore Oro DOC Pellegrino
This delicate, captivating Marsala Superiore is aged for over two years in oak barrels. Its intense, persistent vanilla aroma is highlighted by the presence of aquavitae. Ideal with baked cakes, seasoned cheeses.
Marsala Vergine Soleras DOP Pellegrino
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This Marsala Vergine produced by the Soleras method is aged in small oak barrels for five years. Intense spicy aroma with hints of dried fruit make it unique and unmistakeable. Perfect with herb-flavoured and well-seasoned cheeses.
Zibibbo Pellegrino
A careful selection of the best Zibibbo grapes in the province of Trapani make up one of the best sweet i.g.t. wines in Sicily. It has a splendid light straw colour and a strong aroma. An ideal dessert wine.
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Marsala Fine DOC Aromatizzata alla Mandorla Pellegrino
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An aromatic blend Marsala Fine DOC and essence of bitter almonds.  May be enjoyed as an aperitif or to accompany desserts, particularly those prepared with almond paste, typical of Sicilian bakers.

Passito di Noto Planeta
Planeta’s Passito is the expression of our wish to produce modern wines which reflect the unique character of our lands. A very ancient wine which has been revived through a modern system of the passito process.
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Moscato di Pantelleria Pellegrino
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From the marvelous island of Pantelleria and from the best selection of Muscat of Alessandria grapes or Zibibbo here is an excellent sweet, light gold wine with an intense, elegant aroma. Ideal with dried fruit and as an after dinner wine
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Moscato di Pantelleria Duca di Castelmonte
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From the marvelous island of Pantelleria and from the best selection of Muscat of Alessandria grapes or Zibibbo here is an excellent sweet, light gold wine with an intense, elegant aroma. Ideal with dried fruit and as an after dinner wine.
Passito di Pantelleria Pellegrino
Picking at the end of August and the successive drying of the grapes give this sweet wine its characteristic golden colour with amber reflections. In its intense persistent aroma you can recognise hints of apricot honey and dried figs. Best with fruit flans and hard cheeses.
Liquoroso Zibibbo Duca di Castelmonte
From an accurate selection of the best Zibibbo grapes in the province of Trapani one of the most famous sweet Sicilian i.g.t. wines is obtained. Colour light straw-yellow and with its strong aroma it is an ideal dessert wine.
Marsala Cremovo Mineo Pellegrino
This is a deep amber-coloured dessert Marsala, not unlike a sweet Pedro Ximenex in flavour profile. It's raisiny on the nose with a hint of cinnamon, lots of Christmas fruitcake flavours and a long, very moreish finish. Try it with a blue cheese or a ripe triple cream. 
Hekate Feudo Arancio
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Hekate was the Greek Goddess who bestowed kindness and wealth. She also acted as a guardian of youth. From Sicily, the land of ancient history, divinity and hidden treasures, Feudo Arancio introduces its new Passito wine. The grapes are dried naturally until they become raisin-like making them highly concentrated with natural grape sugars.
Marsala Superior Vecchio Florio Florio
Colour - amber-coloured with old gold highlights. Aroma - extremely fine with scents of raisins and vanilla. Flavour - warm and full, with an elegant finish of bitter almonds and raisins. 
Targa Riserva 1840 Florio
Colour - bright amber colour with topaz highlights. Aroma - marked with clear scents of dates, apricots and stewed prunes. Flavour - full, warm, smooth and velvety with a fine finish of dried fruit. 
Terre Arse Florio
Colour - old gold with golden highlights. Aroma - extremely fine with scents of bitter almonds and burnt honey. Flavour - dry, extraordinarily balanced with an aristocratic finish of vanilla and liquorice roots. 
Morsi Di Luce Florio
Colour - bright golden colour with topaz highlights. Aroma - intense and balanced, with clear scents of apricot, elder blossoms and toasted hazelnuts. Flavour - full, smooth and velvety with scents of acacia honey, citron peel, elder, sage and a pleasant finish of fruit in syrup and vanilla.

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Malvasia Delle Lipari D.O.C. Florio
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Colour - intense golden colour with copper highlights. Aroma - wide and rich of unique scents of honey and medicinal herbs like rosemary and oregano. Flavour - sweet, full and smooth,well-structured, pleasantly aromatic with sharp scents of the Mediterranean maquis, raisins and dried apricots. 
Zighidì Florio
With a golden color and amber shades, this wine unravels a sophisticated array of flowers smell, dried figs, raisins and walnuts ins to complete its bouquet.
Ala Duca di Salaparuta
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An elegant dessert wine, Ala was created to satisfy Duca Enrico’s desire to present his wife Sonia with the ideal accompaniment to her passion: chocolate. Garnet red liqueur wine with amber highlights, it has an intense, ethereal bouquet with distinct notes of marasca cherries and hints of almond.
RA'IS Baglio di Pianetto
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Only the best Moscato (100%) grapes are selected, grown at 50 metres above sea level on the Baroni Estate in Noto. The grapes are dried producing a wine golden in colour with intense and persistent perfume of oranges, peaches, apricots and orange flowers. Harmonious, gentle and elegant. On the palate it is quite sweet, fresh, well balanced, mounthfilling and persistent.
Malvasia Delle Lipari DOP Caravaglio
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Malvasia delle Lipari Passita DOP - Cantina Caravaglio
Historical wine of the Aeolian Islands, Malvasia delle Lipari passita by Caravaglio is a not cloying sweet dessert wine made from Malvasia delle Lipari grapes with a small percentage of Corinto Nero grapes. Tradition and innovation for this passito suitable both for closing the meal and for open it, served cold.
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Yrnm Dry Sicilian Wine Miceli
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Description: Seductive, lively, fragrant aromas announce a wine that offers straightforward, unvarnished pleasure. Smooth and supple, rich and luxurious as the grape that produces it, YRNM is a dry wine with superb body and an alcohol to match. 
Yanir Passito wine from Pantelleria Cellar Miceli
YANIR, named after a mysterious Punic divinity, contains both the charm and the contradictions of Pantelleria, the island where it is produced, - like its sea, it is rich, deep, intriguing, yet at the same time pleasurable and infinitely complex. 
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Entelechia Natural Moscato Wine Cellar Miceli
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Description: Entelechia, pure nature-poured nectar, cannot be circumscribed by definition; it is unalloyed emotion, unexpected and enfolding. Entelechia captures the sense and enkindles the mind. The word, of Greek origin, means "the incarnation of what is potential". This wine, we believe, represents the optimal potential of Pantelleria's zibibbo grape. 
Moscato Liquoroso Calatrasi
The family of Moscato grapes includes both light and dark varieties,present for centuries along the shores of the Mediterranean.

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Vecchio Samperi Ventennale Marco De Bartoli
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Overview It's classic and historic wine Marsala. Absolutely "virgin," Solera is the blending of different vintages, that is, changes of rates of small amounts youngest wine in vats that contain older wines, to achieve "perpetual." Description: this is the classic and historic wine Marsala. Absolutely "Virgin." Produced from grapes Grillo Company with its yield per ha 30
Bukkuram Padre della Vigna Passito Marco De Bartoli
Passito di Pantelleria with an unmistakable aroma
Produced by Marco De Bartoli for the first time in 1984, Bukkuram, from the Arabic for "father of the vineyard", is an extraordinary Passito of Pantelleria. Obtained from Zibibbo grapes dried in the sun according to ancient tradition, Bukkuram is a natural sweet wine that Marco considered the nectar of the gods due to its sweetness.
Oxydia Zibibbo Florio
Oxydia is produced from a selection of the best Zibibbo grapes ripened on the island in the warm African wind Intense and aromatic it has a strong, complex bouquet, with distinct notes of apricot. Ideal with desserts, fresh and dried fruit. Wonderful with spicy cheeses.
Ambar Florio
Ambar is produced from a selection of the best Moscato grapes ripened under the warm island sun. This golden nectar has slight amber highlights, an intense bouquet and a full, soft flavour with hints of acacia honey and pleasant underlying notes of dried figs and raisins.
Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria DOC Donnafugata wineries
Moscato di Pantelleria sweet wine
Kabir Donnafugata is a natural Sicilian sweet wine obtained from Zibibbo or Moscato di Alessandria grapes grown on alberello Pantesco, a "creative and sustainable" practice recognized as a UNESCO heritage site. It is an extremely pleasant aromatic wine, perfectly balanced between the sweet taste and the unusual salty and mineral nuances that make it unique.
Cielo D'Alcamo White Wine Cellar Rapitalà
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Some rain during the early part of 2003 restored the soil’s water reserves. The flowering and the setting followed their normal course. The summer was very hot and dry, but growth developed steadily. The vines, for long periods close to stress conditions, acquired a rich reserve of polyphenols enhanced by a sunny and airy August which enabled them to reach full phenolic maturation.
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Allemanda Moscato Noto DOC Planeta
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Moscato Bianco Allemanda is an opening baroque dance, as well as our Moscato Bianco. Dry, with intense scents of jasmine and citrus fruit, it is the fruit of the white and sun-drenched lands of Noto. A personal interpretation of an aperitif wine produced from indigenous aromatic grape varieties.
L'Ecrù Passito Zibibbo Firriato
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Natural Passito Ecrù - Firriato Winery
The Ecrù is a natural sweet wine of unusual finesse, produced from Zibibbo grapes. The uniqueness of the L'Ecrù Passito is given by the method of infusing the raisin grapes into the wine, without prolonged, interrupted and distributed fermentation. The grapes in contact with the wine swell and release their aromas for a passito of incomparable balance. On the palate the aromatic notes of orange blossom and lemongrass manifest themselves and are delicately combined with the aroma of dates and orange peel.
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Terre D'Ocra Moscato Firriato
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Firriato’s L’Ocra is an extremely agreeable wine characterised by elements of freshness and tanginess, enclosed in a bouquet of fruity and floral aromas with marked scents of orange peel, roses and honey.
Vecchio Samperi Perpetuo Marco De Bartoli
Marsala wine and not fortified Marsala
Produced for the first time in 1980, Vecchio Samperi is a wine without equal. It is the wine of the pre-British Marsala tradition, the "wine of Marsala" which could not be called Marsala because it is not fortified as required by the Marsala Vergine specification. To make Vecchio Samperi, the De Bartolis use the ancient perpetuum aging method (similar to Solera system) that, through the addition of some new, young wine to wines that are already being aged in barrels, allows to create a harmonious blend of different vintages, with a unique and inimitable taste.
Marsala Vergine DOC Tenute Orestiadi
Marsala Vergine DOP is the result of centuries of history and a manual harvest of white berried grapes. It is aged 5 years in oak barrels. A Sicilian wine for meditation and with long unexpected taste characteristics.
It belongs to the ''Terra Nera'' category on the hills of the Trapani hinterland, an ideal habitat for the cultivation of both red and white grape vines.
Marsala Vergine has a golden yellow color tending towards amber. The bouquet is as complex and intriguing as its history, made up of work in the fields and peregrinations by sea, the scent of contaminations and perspectives, of shared rituals and dreams come true.
Pacenzia Zibibbo Tenute Orestiadi
Pacenzia is a mix of elegance, uniqueness, diversity and typicality. Patience (pacènzia in fact) gives its name to this wine, a quality that distinguishes being Sicilian in knowing how to wait for the sun and the passage of time to shape the best grapes of a late harvest.
It belongs to the family of the ''Terra Nera'', on the hills of the Trapani hinterland. Soil type rich in silty-clayey substances, compact and resistant to drought in the area. Perfect for growing both red and white grapes.
This wine is perfect to combine both with medium-aged cheeses and with dry pastries and fruit-based desserts.
Oltre Cento Marsala Florio
Obtained from Grillo and Catarratto grapes, Oltre Cento is a Marsala Superiore Dolce, the last born of the Florio marsala. Maturation in oak barrels for at least 24 months is one of the secrets of its quality.
Bukkuram Sole D'Agosto Passito wine from Pantelleria Marco De Bartoli
Passito di Pantelleria from Contrada Bukkuram
Young, fresh and fruity, Bukkuram "Sole d'Agosto" is the passito that is produced every year in the Bukkuram vineyard in Pantelleria. It takes its name from an indispensable element for Marco De Bartoli, the "August sun", the month in which the grapes are dried in Bukkuram.
Marsala Superiore Oro Riserva Marco De Bartoli wine
Fortified semi-dry Marsala
Marsala Superiore Oro Riserva by Marco De Bartoli is made respecting its "natural" tradition and fortified with a mixture of must and brandy. Semi-dry Marsala wine characterized by very complex aromas and scents that offers rare sensations and emotions.
Marsala Superiore Oro DOC Vigna La Miccia Marco De Bartoli
Cold vinified Marsala
Obtained only from Grillo grapes, Vigna La Miccia by De Bartoli is an innovative and contemporary semi-dry Marsala Superiore Oro since it is cold vinified. Cold vinification enhances the fruity and more delicate notes of the vine and avoids excessive oxidation during its evolution.
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White Terre Tardive Milazzo
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Terre Tardive of Milazzo is a Sicilian sweet wine born from the signature blend of Chardonnay and Inzolia grapes undertaken in 1991 with the Maria Costanza Bianco. It is a sophisticated and elegant wine, the result of innovation, in terms of quality and cultivation techniques, and of experimentation with blends and vinification methods. It is in fact the result of a late harvest that enriches it in flavor and sweetness.
SS1516 Marsala Superior Dry 2016 - Florio
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The strength and scents of the sea, within the Sicilian hinterland, give life to Marsala Superiore Secco, made within the Florio cellars.
An elegant wine that is excellent for important occasions and pairs perfectly with fish dinners and lunches.
SD1217 Marsala Superior Sweet 2017 - Florio
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Sweet Marsala with a unique energy, made inside the very famous Florio cellars, in Sicily.
For years, thanks to passion and care for raw materials, Florio has managed to create products that fully reflect the quality of the territory, from the climate to the traditions, managing to amaze from generation to generation.
SR0301 Marsala Semi-dry Superior Reserve 2001 - Florio
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Marsala Semisecco with 20 years of aging in the Garibaldi Florio cellars, in Sicily.
A sweet wine that is born a stone's throw from the sea in oak barrels, where the oenologist Tommaso Maggio, through his passion and the quality of the territory, creates Marsala in its many organoleptic forms.
Passo Nero Passito wine Arianna Occhipinti
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Sweet red passito wine
Passo Nero by Arianna Occhipinti is a passito wine made from pure Nero d'Avola grapes which are left to dry for 15 days according to the ancient peasant tradition of Vittoria. Passo Nero is a passito wine that stands out for its perfect balance between sweetness, minerality and freshness.