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GERBINO BIANCO

IGP Sicilia
Zone: Sambuca di Sicilia, Contessa Entellina
Vineyard: Paradiso & Miccina
Terroir: Limestone, Clay mix
Altitude: 900 feet, 400 meters
Yield per Vine: 2,0 kg.
Varietals: 70% Chardonnay, 25% Grillo, 5% Viognier
ABV: 13-13.5% Vol
Production: 30,000 bottles

The Di Giovanna family has been cultivating organic vineyards for five generations in western Sicily, just outside the town of Sambuca di Sicilia. Brothers Gunther & Klaus manage the family’s 56 hectare estate and winery where their hand crafted wines are made and bottled. Their wines are made exclusively with their estate fruit and all of their vineyards are certified organic by Suolo e Salute SRL.

Wine Description:
This new, playful wine is the balanced blend of the native Sicilian Grillo grape and a french clone of Chardonnay, with a touch of Viognier. The Viognier adds a sweet perfumed quality, Chardonnay, acidity and body and the Grillo the bold flavors.

The grapes come from the soft rolling hilled vineyards at Paradiso & Miccina in Contessa Entellina. The grapes from here are richer and fruiter than those at Sambuca. The grapes were hand picked, fermentation in stainless steel tank seperately on the fine lees for 6 months and finally blended before bottling.

The Gerbino Bianco is golden yellow with a soft bouquet of ripe melon, peach, with floral notes. This leads to a round and supple mouthfeel with citrus and minerality. The wine is pleasant and very drinkable!

Food Suggestions:
This wine is a perfect match for salads and light fare. Enjoy on it’s own. Or enjoy with shellfish such as shrimp and lobster rolls.