Vino Lauria

Zio Paolo – 2017

Region: italy - sicily

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

100% Nero d’Avola Planted 1995, 1997

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Region: Alcamo
  • Wide and flat vineyard
  • Vines Planted: 1995, 1997
  • Vine Training System: Espalier
  • Organic farming
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in mid-September
  • Yield: Not a particularly abundant harvest, but with excellent quality. Less than 5 tons
  • Vinification: cool maceration for 24 hours, then fermentation at 64 ̊ F for 10 days
  • Aging: 12 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

The progenitor of the Lauria wine family. It takes its curious name from the vineyard, the wide and flat land around Alcamo. Very fruity on the nose, it  bears notes of strawberry and wild berries.

Wine Summary

100% Nero d’Avola; alcohol: 14.5%; vines planted in 1995, 1997; vineyard a wide, flat expanse around Alcamo; grapes farmed organically; vine training system: Espalier; harvested in mid-September; grapes cool settled for 24 hours, then fermented at 64 ̊ F for 10 days; aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months.

Technical Information
  • 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.4

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