Di Giovanna Winery
Sambuca di Sicilia and Contessa Entellina, Italy.
The 5th generation family property is managed by brothers Gunther and Klaus Di Giovanna.
Their wine cellar is nestled in the mountainside of Monte Genuardo, a protected nature reserve. Organically cultivated vineyards surround the winery, in the small zones of western Sicily’s Sambuca di Sicilia and Contessa Entellina.
The property extends for almost 100 hectares and is composed of 65 hectares of vineyards, 14 hectares of olive groves, 21 hectares of wheat fields and forests. The 5 family vineyards: Miccina, Gerbino, Paradiso, San Giacomo and Fiuminello are located in the small DOC of Contessa Entellina and Sambuca di Sicilia, in the heart of the Terre Sicane. Miccina, Gerbino and Paradiso vineyards are planted on the high hillsides of the DOC Contessa Entellina. San Giacomo and Fiuminello vineyards (680-830 m.s.l.m.) climb the slopes of Monte Genuardo and surround the winery.
The vineyards were planted with indigenous and select international varieties, after careful micro-pedoclimatic studies. White varieties include Grillo, Catarratto & Chardonnay. The red ones: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Syrah and Merlot.
ABOUT DI GIOVANNA PRODUCTS
Di Giovanna’s hand-crafted wines and extra virgin olive oil are an expression of their unique territory. Brothers Gunther & Klaus personally manage their organically cultivated vineyards and wine cellar, where their wines and extra virgin olive oil are made. Their love and dedication to their territory has a long family history, spanning five generations. The entire property and wine cellar have been certified organic since 1997.
ABOUT DI GIOVANNA VINEYARDS
The Di Giovanna property consists of 65 hectares of vineyards planted in Sambuca di Sicilia, on calcareous soil in the highest areas (2,800 feet) and with a greater presence of volcanic tuff soil as the vines descend (1,500 feet) to Contessa Entellina. The vines are trained on single cordon with spur pruning. All in certified organic farming.
Fiuminello is in the zone of Sambuca di Sicilia (AG). 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.
San Giacomo is in the zone of Sambuca di Sicilia (AG). Vineyards surround the Di Giovanna winery and are also inside the Monte Genuardo Nature Reserve, at an average of 650 meters above sea level. The soil is calcareous clay and stoney.
Miccina is located in Contessa Entellina (PA); The vineyards surround the family’s old stone barn. The average altitude is 350 meters above sea level with mixed soils consisting of clays, limestone, tuff.
Gerbino in Contessa Entellina (Province of Palermo) is the family’s oldest vineyards, originally planted by great grandfather Ciaccio. The altitude ranges from 420-480 meters above sea level; Soft rolling hills and mixed clay with limestone soils.
Paradiso in Contessa Entellina (PA) is the family’s largest vineyard, planted on soft rolling hills at altitudes around 400 meters above sea level, surrounded by olive groves.
CERTIFICATION: 100% Vegan, Bio Dynamic & Organic.
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