Vino Lauria

Grillo Giardinello Terre Siciliane – 2020

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

The Grillo vineyard gave birth to the famous Marsala, and was traditionally situated on flat, warm and placid lands around Trapani. It “migrated” towards Alcamo, 50 km west of Palermo, and into the hills. The additional altitude now brings a freshness to the Grillo vines.

  • Vineyard: Giardinello di Rapitala
  • Soils: Calcareous
  • Altitude: 600 – 700 meters
  • Aspect: North
  • Training System: Espalier
  • Organically certified vineyard
Harvest Notes
  • 2020 one of the hottest years in decades
  • Harvested at end August
  • Cold settling for 24 hours
  • Fermented at temperature controlled 55º F for 15 days in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Golden with intriguing greenish reflections. The warmth of the year produced a wine with a more pronounced Mediterranean character and a warmer taste. Sage and mint aromas on the nose. Fresh and lively, pineapple and ripe grapefruit flavors create a more full palate with supporting citrus notes. This Grillo perfectly expresses the lands of Sicily.

Wine Summary

100% Grillo; alcohol: 13%; 600 – 700 meter hillside vineyard near Alcamo; organically certified vineyard; harvested at end August; 24 hours cold settling; fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at 55º F; aged 6 months in tank before bottling; organically certified farming.

Technical Information
  • 100% Grillo grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
  • Made with organically grown grapes

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