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Region: Sicily, Italy
First Glance: Zesty, juicy, salty
Acclaim: 94 points
Lamoresca is a small producer in the southern province of Catania, where the hot Mediterranean climate is tempered by 450 metres altitude. Here, Fillipo Rizzo works with indigenous varieties, adhering to minimal-intervention practises in both vineyard and cellar.
Filippo's Bianco is made from Vermentino grapes which received a little skin-contact for two days during fermentation, to add a smidge of texture and spice, then rested in old neutral oak before bottling.
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Saline, nutty, chamomile and tangerine, or something like that. It’s slightly sour and tangy, with a fine brick dust texture, spicy and salty, but fresh and lively with it. It’s an excellent release, vigorous and zesty. Serve it cool, not cold, or you’ll lose a lot of the goodness.