Terrano (red wine) granita

Terrano wine is cultivated in two European nations, Italy and Slovenia, but the soil is the same: the Carso. The Carso (Karst) is a plain situated above the Central European city of Trieste (in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region of northeastern Italy) and neighboring Slovenia.

Terrano is also known as “Blood of Carso” for its color. This red wine grape is grown on a peculiar bright red soil, beneath which exist thousands of sinkholes.

The combination of a fresh acidity and aromas of forest fruit, make this red wine perfect to prepare a scrumptious and refreshing granita.

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Coffee granita & whipped cream

You can prepare this gorgeous Italian iced dessert anytime, but we suggest to enjoy it during the summer, when your body deserves a bit of refreshment.

We all love granita that is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavourings. Originally from Sicily, the granita is available all over Italy in somewhat different forms. Common and traditional flavouring ingredients include lemon juice, mandarin, oranges, jasmine, coffee, almonds, mint, and when in season wild strawberries and  black mulberries.

Granita with coffee and almonds are is very common in the East side of Sicily. You can taste a granita in combination with a yeast pastry called brioche, but every kind of sweet bread fits perfectly.

Tips:  Bar da Alfredo, Salina, Sicily – for the best granita ever.

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