It could be called the “foreigner” among the Lauria wines, even though by a bit: the only one that doesn’t “grow” around Alcamo, but nourish- es of Sicilian sandy lands, not very distant from the beaches of Scoglitti, in the area of Ragusa. It’s from these “lean” lands which it owes its attractively weak color and its lightness. Of rare grapes that at one time were cultivated only to eat, known in the past as the wine of the royals, “speaks” of cherry, aromatic herbs and white pepper. Summer is its season.
Vito Lauria is a Sicilian local. After studying winemaking in Friuli he expanded his experience working with some outstanding local wineries. Returning to Sicily in 2005 he worked as the oenologist for a local organic winery, spending his spare time renovating the family winery at Alcamo in the northwest. All wines are the product of organic vineyards carefully and expertly overseen by Vito. The focus is on Sicily’s noble local varieties, picked and vinified to retain balanced fruit, varietal character and sense of place without over ripe, baked concentration that sometimes represents the island. By calling on a friend who is a talented artist Vito has also ensured that his packaging is some of the most tastefully stylish that we have come across.
Fermentation at 60°F for 12 days. Aged for 8 months in stainless steel tanks
Bright red, earthy, pungent with bright floral aromas. The finish is smooth and long, with red fruit. Can serve slightly chilled as well.
Beef, pasta, lamb..
Blend: 100% Frappato
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes