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Ceuso
Scurati Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP
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The 2011 vintage is the first expression of Scurati as a pure Nero d’Avola wine. Always focused on the native varietals of Sicily, Ceuso produces a very drinkable expression of Nero d’Avola that shows off all the personality of this indigenous variety.


Owner: Melia Family
Website: www.ceuso.it
Winemaker: Vincenzo and Giuseppe Melia
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nero d’Avola

Vineyard Location: Salemi
Orientation: North - East
Vines Planted: 1992, 2002, 2005
Trellising: Controspalliera with Guyot pruning
Vines/Acre: 1,860
Yield/Acre: 21 hl
Soil: Calcareous with a component of dark clay

Vinification
Manual harvest in September followed by maceration for eight days in stainless steel using natural yeasts at a controlled temperature of 79°F, malolactic fermentation in cement tanks with glass lining

Aging Process
Eight months in cement vats with glass lining, bottle refined for three months

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet: Fruit nose of blackberries, blueberries and cherries with hints of liquorice and damp earth
Flavor: Balanced with good tannins, long finish
Pairings: Pairs well with salumi, grilled meats and medium-aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 80,000 bottles