2022 Lamoresca Rosso

Earthy, smouldering, vibrant red from a small family-owned Sicilian operation. Only small batches made.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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The Lamoresca Rosso is a wine made for drinking with gusto.

It's a bright, fleet-footed red blend of Frappato, Nero d'Avola and Grenache.

The fruit is lovingly farmed by husband and wife team, Filippo and Nancy Rizzo. They see this as a blend of some of their best fruit.

It's a ripe, plump, sunny red wine that shows a cavalcade of red berries, plums and exotic spice.

If you're looking for a charming Italian table wine with a bit of an edge, this will light up any dinner table.

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Grape variety: Frappato 60 %, Nero d'Avola 35 % Grenache 5%
Alcohol: 13,50 %
Source of fruit: Gigliotto Vineyard, in the center of Sicily, San Michele di Ganzaria, Province of Catania
Altitude: 430m above sea level
Vine density: Between 4000 and 6000 plants per hectare
Soil types: clay soil with limestone
Harvest: Between 20 September and 15 October
Yield: 25 hectolitres per hectare
Fermentation: in vertical plastic "tini" without temperature control, with maceration on the skin for 30 days
Maturation: in cement tanks, malolactic fermentation occurred naturally

A selection of Frappato, Nero d’Avola and Grenache from forty year old vines in Filippo’s home vineyard, planted over clay and sand at an elevation of 430 metres. This ferments with the skins in plastic containers for a month before being pressed off to concrete for a year of élevage. It is a wine that feels resolutely Mediterranean, with soft tannins and flavours of dark fruit, flowers and woody herbs.

91 Points - "As I often say, Lamoresca Rosso is up and down. Sometimes great, sometimes very strange. This is a curious wine. It’s almost fizzy like a Lambrusco, which is fine, but duly noted. There’s damp earth, cherry, amaro herbs, fruit tingle tang, blood orange and almond, kind of gamey too, with some sandstone tannin, and a spicy cherry and earth finish of solid length. Iron filings. This wine will split the room. I kind of like its meaty wildness and wildflower perfume, but gee, it’s on the periphery of what you might call ‘the normal wine experience’. Nevertheless gamey, and intriguing. Perhaps more Newtown than Mosman, more Fitzroy than Toorak, but hey, it’s fun. And also kind of juicy in a feral sort of way." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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2 reviews
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    Adrian L.
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    2 years ago
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    2021 Lamoresca Vino Rosso
    2021 Lamoresca Vino Rosso
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    good drop

    pure modern Sicilian style, chill very slightly in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving, just pleasant with a plate of antipasti under shaded tree

  • JN
    Jay N.
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    3 years ago
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    2021 Lamoresca Vino Rosso
    2021 Lamoresca Vino Rosso
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lamoresco Rosato

    Outstanding Rose. Good fruit. Very smooth drinking.

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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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