Certified in 2011 with the Ministerial Decree of November 22, 2011, and subsequent amendments, it includes all the nine Sicilian provinces. These new quality designations replace the familiar Sicily IGP, which featured the Sicilian wines to the 2011 vintage. The division introduced allows for greater characterization already in the production phase, favoring an increased focus in quality. The certification allows for the cultivation of a wide range of varieties, thus producers select the ideal terroir for each type of grape, either native or international. Due to the extension of the territory, each micro-area can offer different characteristics, as the wines that are part of the X wine group can easily exemplify.