Benuara Terre Siciliane IGT
Grape: Nero d’Avola 70%, Syrah 30%.
Exposure: Nero d’Avola to the south, Syrah to the south-east.
Average age of vines: Nero d’Avola 14 years, Syrah 8 years.
Cultivation: Espallier, at a density of 5000 plants per hectare for the Nero D’Avola and 5000 plants per hectare for the Syrah.
Production: 6000 kg of grapes per hectare.
Grape harvest: Manual, Nero d’Avola in the first ten days of September, Syrah in the last ten days of August.
Vinification: Elimination of stalks and fermentation in contact with skins etc for two days at 7°C, fermentation at 26°-28°C with frequent re-circulation and removal of the must, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, and successive fining, 80% in steel and 20% in 20 hectolitre barrels.
The brothers Alberto and Diego Cusumano, with the precious contribute of the winemaker Mario Ronco, create in the 2001, a symbol of dynamism and innovation of the Sicilian oenology, still too tied to tradition and historical stereotypes. Today the family owns 519 hectares of vineyards located in areas of Sicily deeply different between them: Ficuzza (189 hectares), in Piana degli Albanesi in the province of Palermo is a unique part of Sicily, set at an altitude of 700/800 meters above sea level behind a woodland reserve, it enjoys a cool but sunny microclimate.
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