Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna
Yields lowered by 50% with green harvest along with single-side 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 Fiuminello vineyard. Fiuminello is in the zone Sambuca di Sicilia. The vineyard are just below the forested mountains of Monte Genuardo and nestled inside the Nature Reserve, at altitudes ranging from 730-820 meters above sea level. The area is noted for extreme day to night temperature swings; stony ground, rich with organic substance.
Maceration on the skins for 12 hours, temperature controlled. Grapes are soft-pressed over 3-to-4 hours in which only the 1st flower (Primo Fiore) is used to produce the wine. The Primo Fiore is the first 55% of the pressed juice, the rest will be sold as bulk wine. Fermentation starts with a combination of ambient yeasts and organic selected yeast in stainless steel tank on the fine lees for 3 months with regular batonage, fined and filtered before bottling.
3 months on fine lees in stainless steel.