Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna

Appellation

Terre Siciliane

Varieties

Nero d'Avola

Viticulture

Yields lowered by 50% with green harvest along with leaf thinning. Grapes are hand-harvested when it is fresh, between the hours of 4:30am-9am and 5:00pm-9pm. Daytime temperatures during harvest can average 95F to 104F degrees.

Soil

The grapes come from the family’s Paradiso vineyard, a selection of the best fruit each vintage. Paradiso in Contessa Entellina are the family's largest vineyards planted on soft rolling hills at altitudes around 400 meters above sea level, surrounded by olive groves.

Ratings & Reviews
Vinification

Destemmed, warm maceration for 18-20 days on the skins, temperature controlled. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aging

Aged 50% in French oak barrels for 6 months, and in bottle for 6 months before release.

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

0.750