Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna

Appellation

Terre Siciliane

Varieties

Nerello Mascalese

Viticulture

The Nerello Mascalese was introduced to Sambuca di Sicilia in 1968 by father Aurelio Di Giovanna. Di Giovanna employs two methods to battle its high yields – a heavy green harvest, and short winter pruning, only 3 spurs, thus reducing production 50-60%. Hand harvested.

Soil

The grapes come from the Miccina & Paradiso vineyards. 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. Miccina is located in Contessa Entellina. The average altitude is 350 meters above sea level with mixed soils consisting of mixed clays, limestone, tufo.

Ratings & Reviews
Vinification

Destemmed & crushed, warm maceration for 18 days on the skins, temperature controlled. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Only the free-run juice goes into barrique for 6 months with the press wine being sold as bulk wine.

Aging

Aged in second year French oak barrels for 6 months, and 6 months in bottle before release.

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

0.750