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|
- Region: Alcamo
- Wide and flat vineyard
- Vines Planted: 1995, 1997
- Vine Training System: Espalier
- Organic farming
- 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
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.
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.
- 100% Nero d’Avola
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
- pH: 3.4
|Annual Production||7,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Organic|