Ceuso 2009, Ceuso

Grape-BlendGRAPE / BLEND: Nero d´Avola 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%


Region-Appellation REGION: Sicily > Calatafimi Segesta (TP)


wine style STYLE / APPELLATION: IGT Rosso Sicilia


Best to drink BEST TO DRINK: Enjoyable now and can age over 5 years

Availability: In stock

€21.70
Ceuso

Details

Details

A dark ruby color with aromas of dried herbs, currants and orange peel. Full, bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Perfect for roasted game, roasted dark meats such as duck and guinea fowl and certain cheeses like parmigiano reggiano, asiago and pecorino.

Ceuso - Sicily


Sicilian Landscape

FROM: Italy > Sicily

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Estate Owned by: Giuseppe and Vincenzo Melia | Winemaker: Giuseppe Melia | Extension: 50 ha | Estate Founded: 1990 | Winery Production Total: 130,000 Bottles

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Points of Distinction

  • Ceuso is recognized as a leading player in top quality Sicilian oenology
  • Winemaking greatly influenced by the work of Giacomo Tachis
  • Delivering some of the finest reds of Sicily from a landscape shaped by whites


Ceuso is located in Salemi about 12 miles from Alcamo, a few kilometers from the Temple of Segesta (5th century B.C.). The estate consists of 124 acres (± 50 hectares) of vineyards dominated by the native Nero d’Avola, which occupies approximately half of the vineyards. In addition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are grown on the property.

A family-run business, the Melia inherited the Ceuso vineyards in Salemi and released their first vintage in 1995. They soon expanded, purchasing a baglio property in 1999. The historic baglio, which dates back to the 1860s, is the present day headquarters of Ceuso. The Melia family was greatly influenced by the work of Giacomo Tachis in the region during the 1990s and considers themselves lucky to call him a friend. In fact, Tachis was the inspiration behind the Melia family’s first wine, a blend of Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which even today carries the name of the estate.

One of the defining features of Ceuso is its white clay soil. The extremely poor soil reflects the Sicilian sun, helping the grapes mature earlier with a thicker skin. This unique terroir leaves its mark on final wines, imparting elegance that has become a signature of the Ceuso style.

 

Additional Info

Additional Info

Appellation

Rosso I.G.T. Sicilia

Origin

Italy > Sicily > Calatafimi Segesta (TP)

Grape

Nero d´Avola 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%

Vintage

2009

Producer

Ceuso

Winemaker

Giuseppe Melia

Style

Still Red Wine, Dry, 14.5 by Vol.

Best to drink

Ready, but will keep

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