Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna

Appellation

Terre Siciliane

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d'Avola, Syrah/Shiraz

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 Gerbino & Miccina vineyards. Gerbino in Contessa Entellina is the family's oldest vineyards, originally planted by great grandfather Ciaccio. The altitude ranges from 420-480 meters above sea level; Soft rolling hills and mixed clay with limestone soil. Miccina is located in Contessa Entellina. The average altitude is 350 meters above sea level with mixed soils consisting of mixed clays, limestone, tufo.

Vinification

Hand harvested grapes, crushed and macerated for 5 days, temperature controlled. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, each varietal seperately.

Aging

The Nero d’Avola & Syrah are aged in second and third year French oak barrels for 3 months.

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

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