Keep it natural, baby.
A blend of Nero d’Avola, Frappato and a touch of Moscato from a friend’s vineyard in Pachino. It’s all given a direct press, aged in concrete for eight months and bottled with no additions. This is incredibly expressive from the outset, with aromas that really jump out of the glass, wonderfully pure fruit and a pleasant bitterness to finish. Sicilian sunshine in a glass.
Filippo Rizzo and his wife Nancy met over a decade ago while Filippo owned and operated a small restaurant in Belgium. At that time Filippo was among the first to be talking about and serving natural wines anywhere outside of Paris. His family had ties to Sicily and he was truly passionate about the preservation of the land and the importance of additive-free wine. After years in restaurants and retail Filippo decided to get back to the land the best way he knew-- to become a winemaker. With a scant 11 hectare farm, 4 of which are under vine, Filippo and Nancy have built the tiny Lamoresca estate from the ground up. While reviving his own olive groves and vines, Filippo spent several vintages with his comrade and fellow winemaker Frank Cornelissen making wine high on the slopes of Mt. Etna. La Moresca is the only winery for roughly 50 square kms and Filippo and his farm hand Gaetano work the land endlessly by hand.Lamoresca is located in the southern most corner of the province of Catania, between Etna and Gela on the southern coast, at ~450 meters above sea level. The area has a combination of deeply compressed sandstone soils mixed with calcium and iron rich clay. The old vines are a mixture of nero d’avola, grenache and nerocapitano (frappato) for the reds, and the extremely rare vermentino corso and some roussanne for the white; all of which are worked without the aid of any chemicals or pesticides. The wines are naturally fermented without temperature control and no sulfur is used at all throughout the process.
Katie and Denny
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