Susumaniello

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Susumaniello

Valle d'Itria IGP - Format: 75 cl

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7,63

GRAPE VARIETY

Susumaniello

AGEING

6 months in steel vats, 12 months in bottles

ALCOHOL CONTENT

13%

SERVICE TEMPERATURE

16-18°C

FOOD PAIRING

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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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
Weight 1750 g
Vintage
Aging process

6 months in steel vats, 12 months in bottles

Size

75 cl

Line

Alture

Temperature

16-18°C

Alcohol Degree

13%

Type of wine

Still red

Vine Variety

Susumaniello

Awards and Prizes
Honor / Award

Vintage

Punteggio

Cantine Paololeo

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

There have been five generations of winemakers who, united by a passion for wine and never leaving their land, have built a piece of history of the winery which, today as then, in located in the town of San Donaci, south of Brindisi.

The main focus of the Paololeo winery is the family and the territory in all its traditional expressions; the winery is flanked by the farm which today owns more than 70 hectares and an ancient farmhouse surrounded by vineyards; Primitivo, Negroamaro, white and black Malvasia of Lecce: these are the main autochthonous vines grown, followed by Chardonnay and Fiano.

Today it is a modern company of 35,000 square meters, equipped with a fully automated bottling line, a capacity of 120,000 hectoliters of wine and 1,000 French and American barriques for aging the wines.

The annual production is currently around 5 million bottles, of which 60% is destined for sale abroad in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Brazil and others.

Remaining faithful to tradition has always been Paolo Leo's goal, animated by the same hereditary passion that has accompanied the Leo family business for more than a hundred years.

Official page: www.paololeo.it

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