Vino Lauria

Marsala Vergine Perpetuo Grillo Terre Siciliane – NV

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.

Grapes / Soils


The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soils: Clay
  • Vine Training System: Bush
  • Yield/acre (tons): 2.5
  • Exposure: South
  • Year vineyard planted: 1979
Harvest Notes
  • Fermentation container: perpetuo system like soleras in oak barrel.
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 10
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 68
  • Aging container: oak barrel.
  • Size of aging containers: 50hl
  • Age of Aging Containers: 100% 1975
  • Cooperage: AUSTRIA
  • Length of aging before bottling: PERPETUO SYSTEM AROUND 25 YEARS.
  • Length of bottle aging: 2 months.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: 100% Grillo
  • Harvest time: end of September
  • First vintage of this wine: 1979
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 2,000
Wine Summary
  • Marsala made from Grillo grapes.
  • Fermented in perpetuo system like soleras in oak barrels at 68°F.
  • Aged in oak barrels and bottle.
  • Aged by PERPETUO SYSTEM AROUND 25 YEARS and in the bottle for 2 months before release.
Technical Information
  • 100% Grillo grapes
  • Alcohol: 19%
  • pH level: 3.6
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 5
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 5.3
  • Dry extract (grams/liter): 31


92 Points

The NV Marsala Vergine is deeply seductive, presenting a bouquet that blends spicy notes of hazelnut, cardamom and white pepper with a more decadent mix of dried apples, brown sugar and toffee. It’s silky-smooth and more savory than sweet, with an almost-salty display of roasted almonds, caramel and hints of cocoa. This shows incredible persistence and balance, tapering off fresh while resonating on notes of buttered brioche and mocha. There is so much pleasure to be found in this dry Marsala, made entirely from Grillo and matured in 50-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels.  2021 – 2032

Vinous, June, 2021

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