In the southeast corner of the Italian region (island) Sicily - there was the ancient port city and the city-state of Syracuse (Italian Siracusa today) - have been produced since ancient times sweet and strong alcoholic wines from varieties of white grape Moscato Bianco. A legendary wine is the "Pollio di Siracusa", named after the legendary tyrant Pollio Argivo is that in the 8th Century BC, the ancient Syracuse prevailed. This Ancient wines described Pliny (23-79) as "home in Sicily, and after tasting fruit juice" and named it after the old town of "Haluntium". The resident in Sicily German Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) was a friend of this wine and proffered him his regular guests. Considered as present-day successors, the two white DOC wines Moscato di Siracusa and Moscato di Noto .