Vino Lauria

Zio Paolo – 2018

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyard named “Zio Paolo” near Alcamo

  • Wide and flat vineyard
  • Vines Planted: 1995, 1997
  • Vine Training System: Espalier
  • Organic farming
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested mid-September, 2nd year of lower yields
  • Criomaceration for 24 hours
  • Fermentation at 64º F for 10 days
  • Aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Zio Paolo takes its curious name from the vineyard – the wide and flat land around Alcamo is its origin. A (100%) Nero d’Avola that is less complex and more fresh on the palate. Very fruity on the nose, it bears notes of strawberry and wild berries. An excellent quality Nero.

Wine Summary

100%  certified Organic Nero d’Avola grapes; Zio Paolo vineyard near Alcamo; wide, flat terrain; smaller harvest in 2018; criomaceration for 24 hours; fermented at 64 º F for 10 days; aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% certified Organic Nero d’Avola grapes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6 g/l
  • Yield: 5 tons
  • Bottles produced: 18,000

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