The nerello mascalese produced in the west of Sicily is always awe and curiosity, but up to 40 years ago it was the only red grape variety found in the area! Characterized by a less rough tannin than the “cousin” of Etna, it has greater freshness and aroma thanks to specific vinifications for its characteristics.
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.
Maceration at a cold temperature for 4 days. Fermentation at 60°. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel tanks
A burst of red fruit at the start, along with some light rustic spice and earthy on the nose.
Beef, pasta, lamb..
Blend: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes