Cummo – Casa Vinicola Sicania
Cummo – Casa Vinicola Sicania - was created by a young entrepreneur, Diego Maurizio Cummo, who inherited his family winemaking traditions developed under the guidance of his paternal grandfather.
After the Second World War Diego’s his grandfather (also called Diego) took some land in sharecropping where Inzolia, Catarratto and Nero D’Avola were planted, lands that were in the district of Carbuscia-Arbiata in the territory of Naro and were subsequently bought and divided between seven children of Mr. Diego.
With time passing, in the 70s, Mr. Calogero Cummo (son of Diego and father of Diego Maurizio) together with his brothers built an oenological establishment in the district of Spagnolo, territory of Naro. Later Calogero Cummo took over the establishment individually and continued production and planting other vineyards as well as autochthonous and non-autochthonous like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The son of Calogero, Diego Maurizio, continued wine making tradition following the trail of his father and grandfather. In 2001 he bought a farm in the district of Ferlazzano and started producing wine with the characteristics typical of Sicily: colours, structure and fragrance.
Today vinification takes place with respect to family traditions together with the use of modern techniques: grapes crushing is made with a soft press to avoid damaging the grapes. Harvesting is done at night when the temperature is around 22/25ºC; fermentation takes place at controlled temperature by refrigerating in underground tanks in order to keep wine aromas.
Life cycle of the vines and grapes is followed by Maurizio with the help of the winery agronomist to ensure that the grapes are of good quality and have correct parameters of pH, acidity and colour that determine the balance and the structure of the wine. The vineyards are located in a territory that, thanks to favourable weather conditions (low humidity, proper ventilation and solar heat) ensures the production of genuine grapes of the highest quality.
To learn more about Cummo please visit the winery website www.cummovini.it