Vino Lauria

Fontane Bianche Terre Siciliane – 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 Fontanebianche, where Catarratto grapes thrive.

  • Size of vineyard:  5 acres
  • Soils:  Calcareous, somewhat poor soils
  • Elevation:  600 meters
  • Exposure:  Northwest
  • Vine Training System:  Espalier
  • Year vineyard planted:  2004, 2010
  • Certified Organic vineyards
Harvest Notes

A very good vintage which preserved the notes of mown grass and wildflowers.

  • Harvested in September
  • Fermented at 55º F for 15 days
  • Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

In its name is the colour of the white lands of which it grows, an alienated and wavy stretch of calcareous soil where the Catarratto vine thrives, amongst the most typical and mainly used in Sicily. To these grapes, a touch of Zibibbo is approached with intelligence and discretion to the Fontane Bianche wine. If the Catarratto, son of poor and calcareous soils leads to a subtle wine, with a slight hint of bitter almond, the touch of Zibibbo slightly sweetens it and makes it delicate. The result is fresh and light.

Technical Information
  • 95% Fontane Bianche, 5% Catarratto grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • Certified Organic

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