New Scores for Di Giovanna wines from International Wine Review
by Di Giovanna
Published on January 11, 2018 on http://www.i-winereview.com
Di Giovanna 2016 Vurria Grillo Terre Siciliane 89 Fresh and crisp on the attack, this is a cleanly made Grillo showing notes of blanched almonds, chamomile, and cured lemon. It’s full and bright in the mouth and lingers on the finish. 100% Grillo from the Contessa Entellina zone, hand-picked, given a cold soak, fermented, and left on the lees for six months.
Di Giovanna 2015 Siciliani Bianco Riserva Naturale Monte Genuardo Terre Siciliane 89 Honeyed aromas of stone fruit give way to an easy drinking palate of ripe yellow fruit and acacia with good balancing acidity.
Di Giovanna 2016 Gerbino Rosato di Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane 89 Pale pink in color, this Nerello Mascalese rosé reveals scents of rose petals and ripe red berries. It has a soft attack, medium acidity and good balance. It’s easy, pleasant drinking.
Di Giovanna 2014 Helios Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP 91 This red blend shows especially well with an abundance of rich dark red fruit accented by earth, tobacco and licorice. It has a firm structure with round tannins and an especially appealing, long savory finish.
Di Giovanna 2015 Siciliani Rosso Riserva Naturale Monte Genuardo Terre Siciliane 91 Pleasingly aromatic and richly flavored, this Rosso reveals dense, fresh dark cherry and plum with hints of vanilla, tobacco, and a touch of charred oak. It finishes long with fine, firm tannins.
Di Giovanna 2015 Siciliani Nero d’Avola Riserva Naturale Monte Genuardo Terre Siciliane 90 This dark fruited wine is big and full and firmly structured. It reveals a pleasant pepper spice that complements the sweet dark fruit. Delicious and dry on the finish.