Terrano Red Wine Granita from Friuli Venezia Giulia – Italy

Terrano grapes are 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 wine is also known as “Blood of Carso” for its intense red color. The grapes are grown on a peculiar bright red soil rich in salts, beneath which exist thousands of sinkholes. The wines of this area reflect the strong and intense character of the land that produces them.

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

🍷 Francesca & Marinella🍴

Terrano Red Wine Granita
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Coffee granita Whipped Cream from Sicily

You can prepare this Italian coffee granita 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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