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!
This wine is a perfect match for salads and light fare. Enjoy on itís own. Or enjoy with shellfish such as shrimp and lobster rolls.
Following in the footsteps of our Great Grandfather Cristoforo Ciaccio who planted the first vineyards in 1860 and aged his wines in the cellar of the old farmhouse Fiuminello, the Di Giovanna family has continued to cultivate its vineyards with unwavering dedication and pride for generations.
In 1985, Aurelio Di Giovanna and his wife Barbara, initiated in-depth study of their mico-climates and soils. Following careful cloning and testing they identified the vines best suited for each vineyard. Each property was delinated into 5 unique vineyard sites: Miccina, Gerbino, and Paradiso at 350-480m above sea level in the village of Contessa Entellina (PA). The Fiuminello and San Giacomo vineyards flourish at 700-830m above sea level in the mountains surrounding the town of Sambuca di Sicilia (AG).
The Di Giovanna family is committed to organic practices in their vineyards and winery, preserving their land and history. All of their products are certified organic through Suolo e Salute srl. Since 1997.