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.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2000
GRAPE VARIETIES: Nero d'Avola (70%), Cabernet Franc. (15%), Merlot (15%).
SOIL: Calcareous and clayey.
CLIMATE: Dry, windy springs and summers, 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 12/14 days. Malolactic fermentation is completed.
BACK AGEING: 6 months in small French oak barrels, 2 months in cement vats and 4 months in bottle. Ageing wineries are at controlled and steady temperature.
FOOD MATCHES: The wine matches perfectly with grilled meats, stew, game and seasoned cheeses.
Color: Ruby red with violet notes
Bouquet: Intense with notes of blackberry, cherry and currants with spice hints of aromatic herbs
Flavor: Refined and compact with elegant tannins
Bottled at the origin by Azienda Agricola Ceuso Calatafimi Segesta (TP) ITALY