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Vallone Susumaniello Salento Rosso IGP

2015

In a Nutshell

This could make an interesting alternative to good, high altitude Malbec! 'Susumaniello' means ‘little donkey’ in local dialect, which may refer to its ability to carry heavy loads.

Tasting Notes

Intense black fruit aromas lead to a ripe, spicy palate with hints of dark chocolate - all balanced by fresh acidity and lightly floral notes.

Production Notes

The lesser-known Susumaniello grape is native to the Brindisi area, and possibly related to Sangiovese. It had almost disappeared, but Vallone were one of the pioneers of its rediscovery, planting 10 hectares of bush vines on their Castelserranova estate, up the coast from Brindisi. Though capable of abundant yields, ruthless crop thinning transforms the quality - Vallone’s vineyards manage just 30hl/ha. Fermented and matured in stainless steel.

Grape Blend

100%

Susumaniello

Vallone Susumaniello Salento Rosso IGP

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Puglia

Vintage

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Closure

Cork

£12.00

Press Quotes & Awards

Bronze Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

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