…from the Island of light comes HELIOS Bianco
by Di Giovanna
This new, expressive wine from Di Giovanna is the happy marriage of the native Sicilian Grillo grape and a french clone of Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon lends elegance and aromatics while the Grillo gives the round richness, power and bold flavor. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from a vineyard selection of low yielding vines in the high altitude vineyards of Fiuminello & the Grillo from the Paradiso vineyard. The grapes were hand picked, fermentation in stainless steel tank on the fine lees for 6 months.
The wine is straw yellow with an expressive bouquet of ripe ruby red grapefruit, white flower, and tropical fruits. This leads to a rich and round mouthfeel with a beautiful acidic core. Notes of pineapple and papaya linger softly.
Zone: Sambuca di Sicilia
Vineyard: Fiuminello & Paradiso
Terroir: Limestone, Clay mix
Altitude: 2,200 feet above sea level, 700 meters/ 900 feet, 400 meters
Yield per Vine: 1,6 kg.
Varietals: 50% Grillo, 50% Sauvignon Blanc ABV: 13-13.5% Vol
Production: 3,000 bottles
Our first vintage of 2011 is now available!