2020 Lamoresca Elsa Rosso

Lamoresca |Sicily |Nerello Mascalese
A gorgeously complex and herbal Sicilian blend of Nerello Mascalese, Frappato and Nero d'Avola.

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The Elsa from Lamoresca is a mighty impressive wine to ponder over as you sip with delight.

The blend is made up of just over half Nerello Mascalese, with additional splashes of Frappato and Nero d'Avola. The grapes see 3 weeks on skins, a year in concrete and a further 2 years in bottle.

It emerges like a butterfly from a cocoon, completely transformed into a beautifully juicy, herbal and lightly smokey red full of complexity and a savoury finish.

94 points
"These Lamoresca wines are so often a bit mental, and kind of edgy, but gee I love them. I’m thinking cherry pip, liquorice, dried herb, and a moody sort of blood orange amaro tang, and almond.  The tannin is all pulverized stone, and while it’s quite sappy, it does deliver all sorts of bitter red and blue fruited flavour, with a slightly raisin juiciness to it and some malty richness. It’s charismatic, and different, and for a change of pace there’s nothing quite like Lamoresca."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

This riserva of sorts comes from a selection of the best grapes Filippo harvested and is mostly composed of Nerello Mascalese with a little Frappato and Nero d’Avola in the mix. The grapes spent two months on the skins, followed by a year in cement vats and a further two years in bottle before release. Time has rendered a deep, savoury and complex wine with mature fruit, herbs and brine combining to beautiful effect.

94 points - "These Lamoresca wines are so often a bit mental, and kind of edgy, but gee I love them. I’m thinking cherry pip, liquorice, dried herb, and a moody sort of blood orange amaro tang, and almond. The tannin is all pulverized stone, and while it’s quite sappy, it does deliver all sorts of bitter red and blue fruited flavour, with a slightly raisin juiciness to it and some malty richness. It’s charismatic, and different, and for a change of pace there’s nothing quite like Lamoresca." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Lamoresca

Lamoresca was built from the ground up by the hands of Filippo and Nancy Rizzo.

The two had a passion for natural wines and growing things organically. After years of spreading the good word of natural wine in retail and hospitality in Belgium, the two moved to Sicily and bought a farm populated with 46 ancient olive trees.

Now their farm, located 50km from the nearest vineyard, produces some of the most compelling, vibrant, and thirst-slaking wines in Sicily.

Their reds are bright, and crunchy and have a real sense of life to them, the white is saline and exotic. These are wines of rare character and great energy. Pure, natural, and fundamentally delicious to the last drop.

Owner Filippo Rizzo Lamoresca

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