80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Frappato. It spends 2 weeks on skins before being pressed off into concrete tanks for a year. A very pretty, aromatic nose giving off scents of wild flowers, strawberry and sea air. The palate is just as seductive, with cranberry, strawberry and blood orange, all enveloped in fine tannins and a beautiful natural acidity.
Drink with mushroom risotto or barbecued Italian sausages and cauliflower steaks.
Varietal / Blend: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Frappato
Farming Practices: Organic
"Azienda agricola Lamoresca is a young,small agricultural farm in the heart of Sicily. We grow 1000 olive trees and 4 hectares of vineyard. We choose to let nature do its work in the field and in the cellar. In the year 2000, we purchased our first piece of land, an olive grove with 46 very ancient olive trees of the local “Moresca”variety, after which we named our farm “Lamoresca”. Year after year, the farm growed and now we cultivate about 10 hectares of land, vineyard and olive grove, with the greatest respect for nature.
Lamoresca is located in the hills, at an altitude of 430 metres above sealevel. The soil is of sandstone and clay. The climate is typical mediteranian : dry, very warm in the summer, very little rain.
The chosen variety of grapes are adapted to our soil and climate. We try to make a wine with a character of its own, without following fashion or trends. We make 3 red wines: “Lamoresca Rosso” is a blend of Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Grenache grapes, “Nerocapitano”, 100% Frappato, and “Mascalisi”, a blend of Nerello Mascalese grapes (70%) and Frappato. The white wine “Lamoresca Bianco”is made from Vermentino-grapes."