Cusumano Nero Davola IGT Sicily 2005
Grape: Nero d’Avola 40%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Zone of production: Nero d’Avola Butera (CL), Merlot Monreale (PA), Cabernet Sauvignon Salemi (TP) Exposure: Nero d’Avola to the south, Merlot to the south-east, Cabernet Sauvignon to the south,south-east Average age of vines: 10 years Cultivation: Espallier, at a density of 4,200 plants per hectare Production: 6000 kg. Grapes per hectare Grape harvest: Manual, in the first ten days of September Vinification: Elimination of stalks and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28°-30°C for 10 to 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in oak carati and fining in the same for 12 months, with successive fining in the bottle.
Years of intense exchange between us and Sicily. Only one rule: natural simplicity in doing things.
I liked it for being 100% N d Avola but there are others. It's pretty alright. The red fruit aromas and easy enought to drink.
It was OK, but kind of bland
I thought I liked it at first, but it just seems to be very bitter.
Three and a half glasses