Harvest Date: Hand-harvested between the last week of August and the beginning of September.
Aging: Matures in stainless steel tanks on the lees followed by at least one month in bottle.
Tasting Notes: The Giba Rosato is made with 100% Carignano del Sulcis DOC grapes. It is a light rose wine with notes of freshly harvested ripe fruit, minty herbs and an appealing mineral and savory quality on the palate.
Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Giba, Masainas, Sant’Anna Arresi. Soil type: sand and clay loam. Exposition: South – South West. Altitude: 25-50 meters above sea level. Average age of the vineyard: 10-25 years. Training system: Cordon Royat / bush. Density: 4.000-6.000 plants per hectare. Yield: 6,000 Kg per hectare.
Production Notes: Limited production, 2,000 bottles produced. Spontaneous / natural alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matures in stainless steel tanks on the lees followed by at least one month in bottle.
Winemaker Notes: Carignano is an ancient grape that has been native to this area for over 2,000 years. It is found in other areas of Italy and in France, but is a somewhat unsung hero- producing fantastic varietal wines for those who can tame the vigorous vine. Late budding and ripening, high yielding, and susceptible to powdery mildew and grapevine moths, Carignano seems tricky and unwieldy yet the vine flourishes in Sulcis’ particular climate. “We believe in Carignano!” he exclaims, “Unadulterated, and in its full varietal expression.”
Food Pairing: Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs well with appetizers and fish dishes, seafood and vegetables.
Other Notes: The Giba winery was born with the idea of creating a product that holds a strong connection with its territory, making wine that represents the unique features of Sulcis, and all of its potential. The “Cantina Giba” brand, in short, aims to transfer its terroir into the quality of its wines, which is why a single variety vinification is used for both the Carignano and the Vermentino. The vines, located between Calasetta, Sant’Antioco, Masainas, Nuxis, Giba and Porto Pino, were chosen as those particularly suited to this kind of cultivation. Cantina Giba is one of very few European Vineyards using ungrafted vines. In the early 1900s phylloxera destroyed most of Europe’s vineyards. A tiny spider that eats the roots killing the vine was the culprit. 90% of vineyards were replanted with American vines.