Fastaia 2011, Ceuso

Grape-BlendGRAPE / BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 40%, Petit Verdot 10%

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




‘Fastaia’ is the name of a river that runs through the vineyards. Intense ruby red with purple highlights. On the nose, it present vegetal and fruit notes along with sweet, spiced notes of coriander and turmeric. The taste is very concentrated on the palate, warm and complex with dense tannins.

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


Rosso I.G.T. Sicilia


Italy > Sicily > Calatafimi Segesta (TP)


Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 40%, Petit Verdot 10%






Giuseppe Melia


Still Red Wine, Dry, 14 by Vol.

Best to drink

Ready, but will keep

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