Cusumano Winery is spearheaded by two brothers whose value of artistic excellence and passion for meticulous detail, have driven them to create a bright explosion of modern, and innovative wines! The grapes in this wine are grown in clay-based soil throughout the rolling hills of Presti e Pegni. The spicy yet subtle flavors of this Merlot are appreciated most when paired with heavy pastas.
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GRAPE: Merlot 100%
ZONE OF PRODUCTION:South,south-east
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES:7 years
CULTIVATION:Espallier, at a density of 4,500 plants per hectare
PRODUCTION:7000 kg. Grapes per hectare
GRAPE HARVEST: Manual, during the last ten days of August
VINIFICATION: De-stemming, cold maceration on the skins for two days for two days at 5°C, fermentation at 26°-28° with frequent re-circulation and removal of the must. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, and a period in contact with the fine lees of at least five months. Successive fining in the bottle.