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New Natural Boxed Wine Brand Alileo Launches with Four Sicilian Varietals 

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Produced in an Organic Viticulture Method the Wine is 100% Unfiltered, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free

March 7th – Gloucester, MA – Alileo, a Sicilian natural wine brand, has launched four varietals that are made using traditional methods from the west coast of Sicily. With a focus on sustainability and environmental friendliness, Alileo chose the bag-in-box format because it is lighter to ship than traditional glass bottles, which results in lower transport emissions and a smaller carbon footprint. The alternative packaging and organic viticulture method also ensures that the 100% unfiltered wine stays fresher longer – a full 30 days from first opening. 

Created by husband and wife team Antonio Bertone and Alexandra Drane, Alileo is produced in partnership with Bertone’s family in Sicily and imported to the United States. A family endeavor, Bertone’s cousin lovingly crafts the wine in the seaside village of Marsala, Italy, also famous for its Marsala Wine and Sea Salt production. Bertone’s family oversees the winemaking and logistics for the brand. 

“Alex and I have been talking about creating a wine business with our family in Sicily for years,” said Antonio Bertone, co-founder of Alileo. “In 2020, my mother, a native of Sicily, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, which prompted us to make that dream a reality. We wanted to ensure that my mum felt that we weren’t going to lose our connection to Sicily. With that we’ve developed a fantastic wine that is true to our Sicilian roots and is providing a financial foundation for our relatives in Sicily.” 

Alileo follows strict vinification guidelines that include the organic cultivating of the vineyards for grape production, manually harvesting and selecting the grapes, using spontaneous fermentation without added yeast and daily fermentation maintenance to ensure that the wine is 100% natural and unfiltered. All of the wines are gluten-free, sugar-free and non-GMO. Alileo offers four varietals that come in 3.0L boxes, each box is equivalent to four standard bottles of wine that have an average of 13% ABV and retail at $39.99. Varietals include: 

  • Zibibbo Macerato: A light and fruitier white with citrusy and muscaty notes.
  • Young Grillo: A crisp and drier white with citrus and floral aromas.
  • Syrah: A full-bodied red with notes of cherry and red fruit with tannins. 
  • Rosato Bronzato: A deep rose and made from 100% Syrah grapes with notes of cherry and red fruit. 

For more information and to purchase Alileo, visit www.alileowines.com.

ABOUT ALILEO

Alileo is a Sicilian natural wine brand. Founded by Antonio Bertone and Alexandra Drane, Alileo is produced in partnership with Bertone’s family in Sicily and imported to the United States. Alileo is a celebration of all things Sicilian. Their bag-in-box natural wines are made using traditional methods with varietals from the West Coast of Sicily. For more information, visit www.alileowines.com.

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