White Grape variety: Ansonica (min. 50%)
Red Grape variety; Nero d’Avola or Syrah (min.50%)
Contessa Entellina is an Italian wine DOC on the island of Sicily, covering red, white and rosé wines from a small area south of Palermo. The DOC is named after the historic commune in the far south-west of the Palermo province; Contessa Entellina wines are produced exclusively in that commune from grapes grown there.
Cabenet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Nero account for the red varietals, while the whites are made from Grecanico, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Inzolia (known as Ansonica). There is also a sweet late-harvest (vendemmia tardiva) version of the Ansonica wines.
The standard rosso and rosato wines are made from Nero d’Avola, the most widely used red variety in Sicily.