New from Lamoresca

Few wines speak so loudly of sunshine as those of Sicily’s Lamoresca, and it never really feels like summer is on the way until they arrive on our shores.

Filippo Rizzo’s farm can be found hidden amongst the rolling hills of Sicily’s rugged interior, the only reference point being the peak of Etna peering over the hills, somewhere in the distance. Today he farms a total of five hectares of vines, planted amongst twenty five hectares of olive groves, prickly pear, fruit and almond trees over four hundred metres above sea level. The elevation results in large differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures – a real boon in this typically Mediterranean climate.

The vineyards are planted over clay, sandstone and silex and have been worked organically from the outset. This is a farm where biodiversity is truly cherished, and in recent years Filippo has begun replanting forests of carob, eucalyptus and ginesta next to the vines. Believing that good wine is made in the vines, in the cantina Filippo’s work is decidedly unfussy, resulting in pure, rustic and nourishing wines which speak loudly of Sicily.

Filippo’s wines are now available on Tutto a Casa