Ceuso Scurati Rosso 2006

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

Item No. 98986
  • red wine
  • ST89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Fermented in stainless steel and aged in large cement vats, it has an intense ruby shade. Intense impact on the nose, with fruity notes typical of Nero d'Avola that then leave space for hints of fresh, aromatic green. Intense and concentrated in the mouth, it has impressive body sustained by a firm tannic fabric and fresh acidity. A satisfying finish.

A terrific value. Nero d'Avola pairs beautifully with pasta dishes, pizza, red meat dishes and summertime BBQ.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep ruby. Complex aromas of smoky dark berries, herbs and sexy oak, plus a suggestion of wet earth and ink. Then rich, sweet and ripe, with a slightly animal quality and a hint of dried herbs complicating the dark fruit flavors. Finishes with chewy tannins and good length, but with air became drier, showing more wood tannins."
89 Points

Learn About Ceuso

Ceuso is a company which takes its name from an exclusive red wine that it produces; it is also recognized as a leading player in top quality Sicilian oenology. The four Melia brothers evoke a simpatico feeling to their inspired mission of delivering some of the finest reds of Sicily from a landscape shaped by whites. The vineyard is situated a few kilometers from the Temple of...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style Sicily, the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...

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