Alessandro Manzoni likes Noà. Montenapoleone Cusumano harvest
Alessandro Manzoni likes Noà. Montenapoleone Cusumano harvest

Alessandro Manzoni likes Noà. Montenapoleone Cusumano harvest

A glass of Noà in the company of Alessandro Manzoni Appointment on Tuesday 12 October in Milan in the Casa Museo (by reservation) and on 21 October in the Brunello Cucinelli Boutique in Rome.

Wine was never lacking on the table of the beautiful house of Alessandro Manzoni in via Gerolamo Morone 1, in the heart of Milan, behind Piazza della Scala and a stone's throw from the Duomo as well as endless are the references to vines and wine in the pages of the Promessi Sposi, from the description of the vineyard landscape « On the right and left, in the vineyards, on the still stretched shoots, the reddish leaves shone in various colors » (chap. IV) to the famous episode of Renzo in the Osteria della Luna Piena (chap . XIV and XV).

The occasion to remember this elective relationship is the Montenapoleone harvest which opens the doors of the house museum for a tasting of Noà, the Cru of Cusumano Vigneto Sotto le Case Sicilia DOC from grapes of Nero d'Avola, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon reared in the hills at an altitude of 300m above sea level in the Presti e Pegni estate in Monreale.

"Tenuta Presti e Pegni - says Diego Cusumano - is the heat, the sun of Sicily. Of our estates it is probably the one that best reflects the image that usually one has of the island. The vineyards are in the hills, exposed under the sun from dawn to dusk. The sea breeze, about 10 km away, which dissipates the heat, refreshes the air. "

The soils of Tenuta Presti and Pegni are clayey and compact, a factor that gives the wines greater complexity, starting from the color. Here, due to the type of soil composition and microclimate, in addition to the old vines of Nero d'Avola, international vines are grown - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Here the Super Sicilian Noà is born, from Nero d'Avola grapes - 40%, Merlot - 30% and Cabernet Sauvignon 30%. The yields are low, the selection is accurate: only the best grapes, in fact, will reach maturity to be harvested by hand. This is followed by de-stemming and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28 ° - 30 ° C for 10/15 days, the malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and then, the aging in the same for 12 months and then concluding the refinement in the bottle.

The 2017 vintage of Noà received 5 Bibenda grapes and 93 points from James Suckling. Also during the Wine Tasting of the Grandi Cru committee it will be possible to taste the new year of the Noà Tenuta Presti e Pegni cru. The event will be held at Palazzo Serbelloni, on October 15th a

Milan from 18.30 to 22 and on 22 on the occasion of the Harvest in Rome at Palazzo Ferrajoli from 17 to 22. Participation is reserved for groups visiting the museum. Casa del Manzoni, Via Gerolamo Morone 1, Milan. From 18 to 19.30. Obligation Green Pass and Reservation info@cusumano.it.

Cusumano will participate with the magnum of a cru from a centenary vineyard of Nerello Mascalese, the Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo 2015 at the "Italian Masters, the Best of Italian Wines" auction, entirely in support of Dynamo Camp, organized by the Association Grandi Cru with Montenapoleone District and served by Christie's on 12 October at 6.30 pm in the Hotel Principe di Savoia.

Also on the thread of elective affinities the participation in the Montenapoleone Harvest in Rome from 18 to 24 which brings the Cusumano and Alta Mora wines for tasting in the Brunello Cucinelli Boutique in via Borgognona. Know-how, the centrality of Human Heritage, respect and care for nature are the distinctive features of the two brands united on this occasion in the sign of conviviality.

CUSUMAN. Founded by Alberto and Diego Cusumano in 2001 in Partinico where it is based, it produces elegant and identity wines in five estates: Ficuzza in Piana degli Albanesi in the province of Palermo, San Giacomo a Butera (Caltanissetta), Presti and Pegni on the hills of Monreale , Monte Pietroso in Monreale, San Carlo in Parti- nico (Palermo). In 2013 the Cusumano family created Alta Mora by enclosing the districts of Guardiola, Pietramarina, Verzella, Feudo di Mezzo and Solicchiata sull'Etna under a single new brand.

 

06/10/2021
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