Vino Lauria

Zio Paolo – 2019

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
  • Soils: Clayey
  • Vines Planted: 1995, 1997
  • Vine Training System: Espalier
  • Organic farming
Harvest Notes
  • An even growing season in 2019
  • Hand harvested in mid-September
  • Criomaceration for 24 hours
  • Fermented for 10 days at 64º F in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

The progenitor of the Lauria wine family. The wine is fresh on the palate. Notes of mulberry trees and red fruits, typical of Nero d’Avola of western Sicily, stand out.

Wine Summary

100%  Nero d’Avola grapes; alcohol: 14%; Zio Paolo vineyard near Alcamo; wide, flat terrain; even growing season in 2019; criomaceration for 24 hours; fermented at 64 º F for 10 days; aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks; from Organic farming.

Technical Information
  • 100% Nero d’Avola grapes
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • Yield: 5 tons

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