Young Sicilian petrochemical engineer, Carlo La Rocca, had something of mid-life crisis in 2018.
At the theoretical half-way point in his life, he knew he didn't want to spend the rest of his life "in a jar". Wine was where his heart was. So he followed it. He followed it all the way to the Rhone Valley to being his second life.
He purchased a stamp-sized plot under vine in the town of Sabran and committed from day one to farm it without any synthetic sprays. With a little help from his friends at Mas de Libian, he has launched a small, boutique label that is taking flight.
The wines are bright, energetic examples of the Rhone with excellent tannin underlying the pure, delicious fruit. Domaine de l'Agramante is a name to watch.