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Vallone Susumaniello Salento Rosso IGP

2016

In a Nutshell

Susumaniello is a delightful word to enounce and means ‘little donkey’ in Puglian dialect, a nod to its traditionally high yields if left unchecked

Tasting Notes

Ripe black fruit aromas lead to a palate of rich, robust plummy fruit - perfectly 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

Producer - Araldica

Araldica is Piemonte’s most progressive co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d’Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards.

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Vallone Susumaniello Salento Rosso IGP

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Puglia

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Closure

Cork

£12.00

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