Vendemmia 2012 at Di Giovanna, Sicily
by Di Giovanna
The 2012 VENDEMMIA at Di Giovanna was a turning point with in-house enologist Carlo Tambussi at the helm and new consultant Denis Dubourdieu Group. This has made for exciting changes and improvements in the vineyard management and winemaking process. The team, together, has worked at their highest level with a great sense of unity and teamwork- like never before.
Enologist Gianfranco Zito, alongside Carlo Tambussi and cantiniere Salvatore & Calogero in the Di Giovanna wine cellar.
The quality of product is consistent for the 2012 whites (Chardonnay, Grillo, Grecanico, Viognier & Sauvignon Blanc) which were harvested at night and our rosato (Rosato di Nerello Mascalese & Rosato di Nero d’Avola). We will see a significant increase for the reds (Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Nerello Mascalese); as longer time on the vine, waiting patiently for the ‘perfect’ harvest time, gave greater maturity to the reds.
As far as temperature, it was a HOT summer with little fall rain and warm temperatures continuing through September. The Di Giovanna vineyards are always blessed with refreshing wind and cool nights thanks to the high elevation, retaining the bright minerality and great acidity associated with the wines.