Vino Lauria

Solerte Zibibbo Terre Siciliane – 2017

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

  Zibibbo, Catarratto

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The making of the dry Zibibbo wine has started not too long ago and only by a few. Solerte, is a result of “elegant” grapes grown in calcareous lands around Salemi, it is a very aromatic, floral wine but never cloying.
  • Size of vineyard: 7.4 acres
  • Soil composition: Calcareous soil
  • Training method: Guyot
  • Elevation: 985 ft.
  • Yield/acre: 3 tons
  • Exposure: Northwest
  • Year vineyard planted: 2007
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: Beginning of September
  • Number of bottles produced: 8,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 15 days
  • Fermentation temperature: 55°F
  • Aging container: Stainless steel
  • Length of bottle aging: 2 months
  • 100% Zibibbo, the vine that gives the sweet, it is typical of the island of Pantelleria.
  • Vinified dry, it has great potential for floral aromas.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Crystal clear, intensely floral aromas, persistent acidity and low alcohol content; it is a must for the summer and for a special drink before dinner.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 100% Zibibbo
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • pH level: 3.2
  • Acidity: 6.2 g/L


92 Points

Deep golden-tinged yellow. Enticing aromas and flavors of dark figs and raisins are nicely complimented and lifted by lavender, jasmine, and broom nuances. Finishes long and saline, with lovely fruit-acid balance. Made from roughly three hectares of vines planted in 2007 on calcareous soils, I think that dry Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) wines are one of Sicily’s best kept secrets.

Vinous - Ian D'Agata, August, 2019

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