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.
Deep golden-tinged yellow. Enticing aromas and flavors of dark figs and raisins are nicely complimented and lifted by lavender, jasmine, and broom nuances. Finishes long and saline, with lovely fruit-acid balance. Made from roughly three hectares of vines planted in 2007 on calcareous soils, I think that dry Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) wines are one of Sicily’s best kept secrets.