Vino Lauria

Solerte Zibibbo Terre Siciliane – 2015

Region: italy - sicily
Solerte 300 dpi

Vino Lauria

With wine making in his family blood, Vito Lauria decided to attend the University of Udine in Friuli where he obtained a degree in Enology in 2003. After stepping off the campus he worked at a number wineries in northern Italy for a few years before returning to Sicily in 2005. Vito came home to open the old family winery in Alcamo, 30 miles west of Palermo.

Grapes / Soils

Zibibbo, Catarratto

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The making of the dry Zibibbo wine has started not too long ago and only by a few. Solerte, is a result of “elegant” grapes grown in calcareous lands around Salemi, it is a very aromatic, floral wine but never cloying.
  • Size of vineyard:  7.4 acres
  • Soil composition:  Calcareous soil
  • Training method:  Guyot
  • Elevation:  985 ft.
  • Yield/acre:  3 tons
  • Exposure:  Northwest
  • Year vineyard planted:  2007
  • First vintage of this wine:  2011
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  Beginning of September
  • Number of bottles produced:  8,000
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  15 days
  • Fermentation temperature:  55°F
  • Aging container:  Stainless steel
  • Length of bottle aging:  2 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Crystal clear, intensely floral aromas, persistent acidity and low alcohol content; it is a must for the summer and for a special drink before dinner.
  • 100% Zibibbo, the vine that gives the sweet, it is typical of the island of Pantelleria.
  • Vinified dry, it has great potential for floral aromas.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  100% Zibibbo
  • Alcohol:  12.5%
  • pH level:  3.2
  • Acidity:  6.2 g/L

 

 

General Info

Country Italy
Region Sicily
Appellation(s) Terre Siciliane
Proprietors Vito Lauria
Founded 2005
Winemaker Vito Lauria
Annual Production 7,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic