An inky Italian red for the Syrah lover in your life.
Nero d’Avola is quite possibly the most commonly planted grape in Sicily, and often produces massive, overly extracted and tannic wines. Yet Filippo Rizzo and his wife Nancy over at Lamoresca know exactly how to treat this grape, and have chosen to macerate it on the skins, age it in concrete for one year and let it rest for two years in bottle before releasing it into the wild. Silky smooth, black cherries and licorice vibes – perfect for all the Syrah fans out there.
- Lamoresca’s story begins with Filippo Rizzo and his wife Nancy meeting in a small restaurant in Belgium.
- Since then, this husband and wife team have built a 4-hectare property within the Southern province of Catania between Etna and Gela on the Southern Coast.
- Filippo was mentored by Frank Cornelissen, one of Etna’s greatest winemakers.
- The couple tend to a mixture of Nero d’Avola, Grenache, Frappato, Roussane and Vermentino Corso.
- Wearing sunglasses indoors.
- Dark chocolate.
- This song by Stephen Marley.