Lamoresca Vino Bianco 2022


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Region: Sicily 
Grapes: Vermentino
First Glance: Zesty, Juicy, Salty
Acclaim: 94pts

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.

The Review:
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"Vermentino held on skins for two days. Aged in cement and old wood. Goes through malo. No added sulphur. No fining. No filtering. It’s a bolder expression of Bianco in 2022, delivering quite a bit of rich flavour. It’s gently nutty, saline, honey and chamomile, and more of those things than fruit in a way, though there is a preserved lemon and tangerine thing. It’s tangy, a fine chalky grip to texture, salted pistachio and almond, with a waxy and dusty textured finish. Very nice. I think you either like these wines, or you don’t, though I find most people do, perhaps curiously."