Lamoresca Rosato 2019, Filippo Rizzo (Sicily, Italy)

Lamoresca Rosato 2019, Filippo Rizzo (Sicily, Italy)

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Grapes: Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Moscato
Style: Rosé
ABV: 11%
Method: Organic
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

The Lamoresca Rosato is incredibly expressive from the outset, with aromas that really jump out of the glass; wonderfully pure fruit and a pleasant bitterness to finish. A blend of Nero d’Avola, Frappato and a touch of Moscato from a friend's vineyard in Pachino. It’s all given a direct press, aged in concrete for eight months and bottled with no additions making this Sicilian sunshine in a glass. 

Filippo Rizzo’s vines are right in the middle of nowhere, on a raised patch of rolling hills in Sicily’s interior, with the only reference point being the smouldering peak of Etna peering over the hills. They total five hectares and are up to 60 years old, planted over a mix of sand and clay at an elevation of 430 metres above sea level. There are rather dramatic differences in temperature between day and night, a real boon in this typically Mediterranean climate. Filippo is wary of dogma and simply seeks to make the best wine that each vintage allows. Grapes are only picked when completely ripe and the wines offer complexity, density and balance. Filippo's approach to winemaking is organic and restrained, considered and practical, with the aim to provide characterful expressions of Sicily’s native grapes.