Ceuso – Nero d’Avola, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot
Ceuso is the wine that bears the name of the company and its origin in the district where the estate vineyards are located. In the local dialect “Ceuso” means mulberry tree, the plant introduced by the Arabs around the ninth century. C. and whose leaves were feeding silkworms. Ceuso is the son of an arrangement between the native vine of Sicily, Nero d’Avola, and two extraordinary international varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
A great red wine, complex and elegant, which matures in French oak barrels for twelve months and in the bottle even twelve months. A wine that has all the features for a long shelf life.
JOINT PRODUCTION Salemi (TP)
CLASSIFICATION IGT Sicilia
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1995
VARIETY ‘Nero d’Avola 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL Chalky with fraction of light colored clay
TRAINING SYSTEM Espalier; Guyot
GRAVITY ‘PLANTING 5.000 plants per hectare
YIELD 65 q.li; 1.2 Kg per plant
HARVEST Manual, in crates, at full maturity (late August-September)
WINE maceration of the grapes for 14-16 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26 ° C AGEING 12 months in 225-liter medium toasted French oak barrels (30% new), 4 months in concrete vats and 18 months bottled
CAPACITY ‘OF AGING 10-12 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14.5% alc.vol.
PRODUCTION 15,000 bottles
TASTING NOTES Color: Ruby red compact Nose: The nose is rich and concentrated. ripe fruit, red currant, black cherry, a sweet spiced vein with slight notes of leather and chocolate. Palate: In the mouth is wide, energetic. The imposing tannins but well integrated blend with an extraordinary freshness and alcohol structure.
SERVING complex dishes based on red meats and game, mature cheeses.