Valdibella Dhyana 2019

Winemaker: Nino Vilardi

Region: Camporeale, Sicily,


Grapes: 100% Perricone

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sulphur: 30 mg/l (total)

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 300m

Total area farmed: 50 ha

of vines (part of 250 ha of

productive farmland)

Soils: Primarily limestone and


Age of vines: 20 years old

Viticulture: Organic (certified).

Vineyards: Valdibella is a

cooperative project, working

with grapes from 10 growers

in the Camporeale region.

They are all organic at the very

least, though the Valdibella

ethos pushes all their members

towards a biodiverse and

regenerative agriculture

model, using no tillage in the

vines where possible. This

also means growing vines

alongside olives, almonds, figs,

pomegranates, etc, and close

to natural areas, woodland,

ponds, and fallow hedges

thereby creating a more stable

and balanced agro-ecosystem.

The Perricone grapes for this

wine come from one grower

and one main site. The soils ae

quite clay dominant, and the

very hands-off philsophy in the

farming leads to beautifully

balanced grapes.

Vinification: the grapes are

destemmed, and then direct-

pressed but very slowly,

meaning the grapes end up

spending around 4-5 hours in

the press hence getting a bit of

deeper colour for this rosato.

Fermentation kicks off naturally

in steel tanks, after which the

wine is racked off its gross lees

and returned to steel where

it stays for around 9 months

during which time it undergoes

full malolactic fermentation.

Bottled following a light

sulphite addition. Unfined and


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