The charming grotto of Scurati in the medieval village of Custonaci is the namesake for the young wine made from Nero d'Avola, possibly the best known red grape Sicilian varietal.
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PRODUCTION AREA Salemi (TP)
CLASSIFICATION IGP Terre Siciliane
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 2002
GRAPE VARIETIES Nero d'Avola 100%
SOIL Calcareous with a component of dark clay and poor skeleton
TRAINING SYSTEM Trellis; Guyot
DENSITY OF PLANTATION 4,600 vines per ha
YIELD PER HA 75 quintals; 1,5 kg per vine
HARVEST Manual in cases. It takes place in September
VINIFICATION Maceration for eight days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled
temperature of 79°F
AGEING 8 months in glass-lined cement vats, 3 months of bottle refinement
AGEING POTENTIAL 3-4 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13,5 %
PRODUCTION 80,000 bottles
TASTING NOTES Colour: Ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet: Fruit nose of blackberries, blueberries and cherries with hints of liquorice and damp earth
Flavour: Balanced with good tannins, long finish
PAIRINGS Pairs well with all kind of dishes in particular with pasta and grilled red meats. Young is ideal also with fish dishes.
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Located a few kilometres from Alcamo in a soft hilly landscape, the family owned estate consists of 30 hectares, 25,5 of which are cultivated as vineyards. This international blend is named after the river which runs through the estate. The white clay found in the vineyards is the key to great maturation of the grapes and the elegant character of the...