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GERBINO ROSSO

IGP Sicilia
Zone: Contessa Entellina AG
Vineyard: Gerbino & Miccina
Terroir: Tufo, Clay mix
Altitude: 400-500 meters/ 1,000 feet above sea level
Yield per Vine: 2,0 kg.
Varietals: 35% Cab Sauv, 35% Merlot, 15% Nero d’Avola,
15% Syrah
ABV: 13,5-14% Vol
Production: 100,000 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:
The Gerbino Rosso is the Di Giovanna’s classic blend that is
the pillar of their production. It expresses their unique terroir and climate in a harmonious blend of classic international varieties and the native Nero d’ Avola. Named after the Gerbino vineyard, it is the oldest family vineyard owned by their great grandfather.

Hand harvested grapes, crushed and macerated for 5 days,
temperature controlled. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, each varietal seperately. The Nero d’Avola & Syrah are aged in second and third year French oak barrels for 3 months. The wine is finally blended to achieve the classic Gerbino Rosso blend style.

Deep red in color with shades of violet. Fresh fruity nose of wildberries, plums and spice. In the mouth the oak flavors are well integrated, notes of plums follow, accompanied by soft tannins and slightly spicy finish.

Food Suggestions:
Pair with roasted or grilled chicken or pork, roasted vegetables, potatoes with rosemary, sausage. The wine is so versatile it works beautifully with a simple pasta and tomato sauce plate or pizza!