Region: Sicily, ITA
Variety: Nero d'Avola, Grillo
GIO is collaborative project between Dario Serrentino of Mortellito and QuelVino. Picked early for low alcohol and blended with Grillo for acidity and freshness. Dario believes that the desert-like calcareous & limestone soils, and cool night air help temper alcohol, while giving freshness and a lifted brightness and tension, something unique for this typically heartier grape.
It's bright, fresh and lively and at just 11.8% it takes a chill quite nicely. Tart black berries and fresh red plums, citrus spice & Rooibos tea. Cool-fruited and saline with soaring acidity that is fun to drink.