2020 Lamoresca Nero d'Avola

A straight Nero d'Avola from a Sicilian cult producer, made with fruit from a 20 year old vineyard.

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At 550 metres above sea level lies a 20 year old vineyard in Sicily that is the fruit source for this fresh and earthy expression of Nero d'Avola.

The grapes hang out on skins for 2 months, then go into a concrete tank to age for a year. It comes out as a wine full of personality and the classic Lamoresca charm that fans of this producer know and love.

Raspberries, purple florals, cherries, earthiness and a bitter amaro-like twang. Killer stuff.

100% Nero d'Avola. “Why Nero d'Avola? Nero d''Avola is the most present grape in Sicily, and at the same time, often very bad vinified. Our Nero d'Avola comes from a 20 year old vineyard, 550 m above sea level, sandy soil. 2 months of maceration on the skins, aged in concrete tanks for 1 year, 2 years in the bottle. Production: 1500 bottles.

Variety: Nero d'Avola
Classification: IGP Terre Siciliane Rosso
Altitude: 430 above sea level
Soil types: sand and silix soil
System of planting: vertical trellis system and bush-vine
Plant density: 4500 plants per hectare trellis system, and 7000 plants bush-vine
Harvest: manual, last week of September
Fermentation: With indigenous yeasts, maceration on the skin for 2 months
Aging: 12 months in concrete tanks, then 2 years in the bottle


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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