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Giornata

Giornata translates as 'a day's work', and it is an apt name for winemaker and viticulturalist husband and wife Brian and Stephy Terrizzi, who set themselves the goal of succeeding where none before had - producing exceptional, authentic Italian varieties from their home in California.  Utilising the limestone marl-rich 'Luna Matta' vineyard in Paso Robles, they craft a flagship Nebbiolo (that looks eerily Barbaresco-esque), as well as varietal Sangiovese and Aglianico wines that are extremely impressive.  And of course, a Super Tuscan-inspired blend 'Gemellaia' from Sangiovese, Merlot and Petit Verdot.  Vermentino is the preferred white, along with a terrfic blend named 'Il Campo' - generally a blend of Fruliano, Pinot Grigio and Moscato Bianco.  

Additional grapes are sourced as required from Santa Barbara county, primarily destined for their entry-level blends.

Winemaking is very much in the natural camp, with minimal additives, indigenous yeasts and fermentations in neutral vessels (including clay amphora in recent vintages) and an overarching desire to allow the site to express the varieties as transparently as possible.