Susumaniello

Susumaniello

Valle d'Itria IGP - Annata: 2018


10,90

GRAPE VARIETY

Susumaniello

AGING PROCESS

6 months in steel vats, 12 months in bottles

ALCOHOL CONTENT

13%

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16-18°C

IDEAL PAIRING WITH

Orecchiette with sauce or with turnip tops, soups, mushrooms; cold cuts, soft cheeses; risotto and poultry.

TASTING NOTES

Pronounced aromas of spices, black pepper and cloves, and red fruits like cherry and raspberries


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Description

Susumaniello is an ancient, native black grape from Puglia, specifically from the Itria Valley. Its name refers to its very high yields in youth, that local people defined it as “loaded like a donkey” (somarello in Italian). It was ignored by puglian viticultures for a long period, but lately it has been rediscovered and, by using modern techniques, it is now able to produce well-structured and elegant reds.

GRAPE VARIETY: Susumaniello

APPELLATION: Valle d’Itria IGP

PRODUCTION AREA: high altitude vineyards (350 m a.s.l. or 1,148 feet) in the Itria Valley, central Puglia.

TRAINING SYSTEM: cordon trained vines

SOIL: calcareous – clayey

PLANT DENSITY AND YIELD: 4500 plants per hectare and 0.8 kg of grapes per plant

HARVEST: manual harvesting in crates, usually at the beginning of September

VINIFICATION: the grapes are destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 27°C for 8-10 days, with daily pumping over. Follows a malolactic fermentation.

AGEING: 6 months in stainless steel vessels, 12 months in the bottle

ALCOHOL: 13%

CALORIES: 91 kcal / 100 ml

TASTING NOTES: deep ruby ​​colour with violet tinges; pronounced aromas of spices, black pepper and cloves, and red fruits like cherry and raspberries; medium body, elegant smooth tannins, well balanced with a good acidity. Lingering finish of spices and red fruit.

SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C

FOOD PAIRING: orecchiette with sauce or with turnip tops, soups, mushrooms; cold cuts, soft cheeses; risotto and poultry.

Additional information
Weight1650 g
Vintage

2018

Aging process

6 months in steel vats, 12 months in bottles

Size

75 cl

Line

Alture

Temperature

16-18°C

Alcohol content

13%

Type of wine

Still red

Vine Variety

Susumaniello

Honors / Awards
Honor / Award

Anno

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Cantine Paololeo

If it is true that behind every bottle of wine there is always a nice story to tell, the one of Paololeo wines is a simple but beautiful story, just like all the family stories are.

Today Paololeo winery is a modern company: it covers an area of 17,000 square meters and is equipped with a very modern winemaking system, a large barrel room and a cutting-edge bottling line capable of bottling  7000 bottles per hour.

However, the "heart" of all the current area under vines are still those 25 hectares where, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the great-grandfather began to vinify his grapes in Masseria Monticello. Then his nephew Paolo Leo inherited the land and built the winery.

Today it is still an heir, the namesake Paolo Leo, son of Nicola, to lead the new winery, together with his wife Roberta and his eldest sons Nicola and Stefano, who are paving the way for the younger brothers Francesco and Alessandro.

Official website: www.paololeo.it

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