TASTE

GREEN APPLES, PEAR, WITH A HINT OF HONEY

FINISH

CRISP AND FRESH MINERALITY WITH A NICE SALINITY

AROMA

MIMOSA, BROOM, DAISY FLOWERS WITH SUBTLE LEMON

COLOR

PALE STRAW COLOR WITH GOLDEN REFLECTIONS

Gambino Vini Tifeo Bianco

Tifeo Bianco

This fresh, aromatic, unoaked white blend of Carricante and Cataratto is crisp with minerality and aromas and flavors of spring flowers and citrus. 

Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.

Refined in a stainless steel tank for 5 months
Best served between 54F-57F
2019
GRAPE VARIETY: Carricante, Cataratto
STRUCTURE DENSITY: 5700 plants per hectare
TYPE OF SOIL: Volcanic
YIELD GRAPE/HA: 6000 - 75000 per hectare
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: 22 x 80 cm espalier
AGING: At least 3 months bottle aging

Tifeo - Half human and half dragon, Tifeo was a divine creature in Greek mythology. His wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart beats under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.

The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored. Carricante is a white wine grape indigenous to Sicily. Thought to have been growing on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna for over a thousand years, Carricante grapes are one of the more widely known white grapes of the Mt. Etna region. Initially used by locals to refer to loading up their cart (or donkey), the word ‘Carricante’ has come to represent one of Sicily’s most widely produced grapes. In fact, when left to grow in the wild, this variety is known for producing massive amounts of grapes. A crisp acidity, with subtle floral white peach undertones, it’s the ideal grape for producing extraordinary white wine. Native to the Mt. Etna region, Catarratto grapes are smaller in size, but they produce wine with moderate alcohol and higher acidity. The perfect grape to blend in with other grapes, Catarratto grapes were traditionally favored for providing the quantity needed for Marsala wine production.