"Don Pippinu" bianco, so named after Giuseppe's grandfather, comes from a collection of vineyards growing at 600-1000 meters above sea level on deep volcanic soils, lending more structure and ageability to the wine. These sites are composed of old vines averaging 60 years in age, and among these are several white varieties. While carricante always makes up the vast majority of the "Don Pippinu" bianco, small percentages of minnella bianca, catarratto and grecanico are also harvested and included in the fermentation. Grapes are fermented by native yeasts with 3-5 days of maceration before a stainless steel elevage of 10 to 12 months. No fining or filtration takes place for this wine, and no sulfur is added prior to bottling.