Donna Giovanna

Donna Giovanna

FACT SHEET

  • Type: White.
  • Classification: Typical Geographical Indication of Calabria.
  • Vine: White Greco of late harvest.
  • Production area: Calabria, east centre in the province of Crotone, in Cirò Marina “Timpa Bianca” resort.
  • Soil: clayey, calcareous.
  • Altimetry: from 200 to 300 metres above sea level.
  • Plant breeding system:espalier with a density of understocks of 5600 plants per hectare.
  • Climate:Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm and dry summers.
  • Grape harvest: manual, last week of October with overripe grapes.
  • Yield per hectare of grapes:60 – 70 q.li.
  • Vinification: destalking pressing, soft pressing, yield in must flower 60% on the grapes.
  • Ripening:for six months in the new French durmast barriques.
  • Refining: two months in bottles at a controlled temperature.
  • Tasting:Colour – straw yellow with soft greenish tints. Scent – delicate, floral, with light notes of dried apricot. Flavour – ample, good body, pleasantly fruity with a persistent final of citrus and passionfruit.
  • Alcoholic degree:13% vol.
  • Gastronomic coupling:excellent aperitif, enhanced by a first course based on fish, crustaceans and shellfish.
  • Service temperature: 8-10 °C.