LOCATION: 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. Only 8,5 hectares have been selected for producing CEUSO grapes.
NAME OF VINEYARD: Custera.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Nero d'Avola (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (20%).
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 10 years old.
SOIL: Calcareous and clayey.
CLIMATE: Dry and windy spring and summer, with medium rainfall in winter.
CULTIVATION: Training system: trellis
Pruning method: Guyot
Density of plantation: 4.600 vines per hectare.
YIELD PER HECTARE 45-50 hl.
HARVEST: Strictly manual; it takes place in September.
VINIFICATION: Maceration takes place in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C for 14/16 days. Malolactic fermentation is completed.
BACK AGEING: 12 months in small French oak barrels, 4 months in cement vats and 6 months in bottle. Ageing wineries are at controlled and steady temperature (16° C).
FOOD MATCHES: The wine matches perfectly with roasted meats, stew, game, mushrooms and seasoned cheeses.
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 13,5 % vol.
PRODUCTION: 35.000 bottles
Bottled at the origin by Azienda Agricola Ceuso Calatafimi Segesta (TP) ITALY