Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna
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.
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.
Destemmed, warm maceration for 18-20 days on the skins, temperature controlled. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Aged 50% in French oak barrels for 6 months, and in bottle for 6 months before release.