Following the footsteps of great grandfather Cristoforo Ciaccio who planted the first vineyards in 1860 and aged his wines in oak barrels in the cellar of the old stone farmhouse in Fiuminello, the Family DI GIOVANNA has cultivated its fields with unwavering pride and dedication for generations.
In 1985 Aurelio Di Giovanna with his wife Barbara initiated an in-depth examination of the micro-climatic conditions and the soil. Following careful cloning and testing he identified the vines best suited to the region: Grillo, Grecanico, Inzolia, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
His efforts resulted in five single wonderful vineyards.
Gunther and Klaus follow strict ORGANIC GUIDELINES and adhere to cultivation methods that guarantee only the best quality. Rows of trellises, cordon training with 6 – 8 spurs per vine and pruning to ensure a maximum harvest of 1, 5 to 2 kg per vine. The grapes are hand harvested and transported in crates ensure that they reach the newly-built cellar intact.