Vino Lauria

Solerte Zibibbo 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

The Bosco Falconeria vineyard is near Salemi.

  • Soils: Calcareous
  • Altitude: 600 meters
  • Vine Training System: Espalier
  • Grapes certified Organic
  • Biodynamically farmed
  • Yield: approx. 6 tons
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested beginning of September
  • 2019 a good vintage, maintaining the typical floral notes of Zibibbo
  • Fermented at 55º F for 15 days
  • Aged 3 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

This dry Zibibbo was one of the few vinified in this manner by Vito Lauria. “Solerte” is the result of “elegant” grapes grown at altitude. 2019 was a typical vintage. The characteristic floral notes of Zibibbo shine through this wine, aromatic but never cloying. It is a natural wine, of a curious denomination, perfectly in line with the playful tone of the image of Lauria wines.

Wine Summary

100% certified Organic Zibbibo grapes; alcohol: 12.5%; grown in calcareous soils in the Bosco Falconeria vineyard near Salemi; espalier-trained vines farmed biodyamically and wine vinified naturally; harvested early September; fermented 55ºF for 15 days; aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Organic Zibibbo grapes, farmed biodynamically
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.3 g/l
  • Certified Organic by Bioagricert srl
  • Bottles produced: 4000

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