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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