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Cusumano Alcamo, Sicily, Italy

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 60% Cataratto, 30% Grecanico, 10% aromatic grapes

Average Price $12 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Catarratto, despite being grown almost exclusively in Sicily, is one of Italy's most commonly planted grape varieties. Catarratto vines cover more surface area in Sicily than those of any other variety. The variety makes up around 60 percent of total vineyard area on the island and is largely confined to the western provinces (Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento).

The Alcamo and Etna DOC regions are the most-celebrated regions for growing Catarratto, however many of the best examples of Catarratto wine are made under the IGT designation – the more-rigid DOC regulations can inhibit the flexibility winemakers may need to work with this often neut ...more


Region
  • Alcamo is an Italian wine DOC on the island of Sicily, covering red, white and rose wines from an area just south-west of Palermo. The DOC is named after Alcamo, an historic city in the east of the Trapani province, and its catchment area covers nine communes around the city, namely Calatafimi, Castellammare del Golfo, Gibellina, Balestrate, Camporeale, Monreale, Partinico, San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato. The title was introduced in July 1972 and was initially exclusive to the zone's white Alcamo Bianco wines. Following a review of the local wine laws in 1999, the title now covers all kinds of wine including foaming spumante (both white and rose, or spumante bianco and spumante rosato), early-drinking novello and sweet ...more

  • Sicily is Italy's southernmost region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats (see Pantelleria), and lat...more

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