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Susumaniello | Grape variety

Susumaniello | Grape variety

Susumaniello is a red grape variety typical of the Brindisi area, probably introduced from Dalmatia in ancient times. The name Susumaniello, also known in the region as black Somarello, probably refers to the high yields typical of this grape variety, so high that the weight of the grapes weighs down the plant like a donkey. This spectacular yield decreases significantly from year to year, dropping to just under 1 kg per plant on average. For this reason, Susumaniello fell into oblivion until some wineries (including Tenute Rubino) rescued it from oblivion and made it the centerpiece of their vineyard operations. It is when yields decline that Susumaniello reveals its extraordinary qualities: black-blue grapes that produce wines with great structure and highly concentrated aromas. - Gerardo

"Susumaniello is an ancient grape variety of Salento in Puglia, on the heel of the Italian boot. It was almost extinct 25 years ago, with only a few old vines remaining. Yields were considered too low, too complicated in cultivation and aging, with a lot of tannin and a lot of acidity. Tenute Rubino, one of the most important and innovative producers in Puglia, recognized the potential of this variety and took it on. Tenute Rubino has now been working with Susumaniello for over 20 years. At first there was only one wine, Torre Testa, soon followed by others. Today, a good 20 hectares are planted with Susumaniello on Rubino's Jaddico vineyard. It's a success story that has led other winemakers in Salento to produce Susumaniello.

'The great thing about Susumaniello is its versatility,' says Luigi Rubino, the winery's dynamic owner. 'You can make powerful, dense red wine from it, as well as a juicy, more approachable type.' High acidity and late harvest, once a stumbling block to the variety's success, are increasingly proving to be an advantage in times of climate change. Top wine is still the Torre Testa, so named after a medieval defense tower near the Jaddico winery. As an entry-level wine, the Oltremé is an absolute value for money." - Falstaff



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´Flaminio´ Susumaniello Salento IGP 2018, Agricole Vallone, Apulien

Flaminio Susumaniello Salento IGP 2018


Agricole Vallone, Puglia

Intense ruby color, aromatic bouquet reminiscent of ripe red fruits and spicy herbs. Expressive on the palate, with fine spicy notes and well integrated tannins. 100% vinified from the autochthonous Apulian grape variety Susumaniello. - Gerardo [TS06/19]

   0,75-L 13,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 7,95 10,60 €/L
   

´Oltreme´ Susumaniello IGT 2018, Tenute Rubino, Apulien

Oltreme Susumaniello IGT 2018


Tenute Rubino, Puglia

Oltreme is bright ruby red color with violet reflections. The bouquet is fine, delicate and aromatic, reminiscent of raspberries, roses and violets. The palate is wonderfully fruity and pleasantly soft, with good structure and balance. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 9,95 13,27 €/L
   

´Castel Serranova´ Salento Rosso IGP 2015, Agricole Vallone, Apulien

Castel Serranova Salento Rosso IGP 2015


Agricole Vallone, Puglia

The Castel Serranova site wine (Vigna Castello vineyard) shows an intense ruby red color and an almost balsamic consistency in the glass. The aromatic spectrum of the bouquet ranges from bitter chocolate and plum to thyme and undergrowth. On the palate wonderful texture, intense, of imposing structure and fine-grained tannin. - Gerardo [TS06/16]

"The red is a joint project of the classic Negroamaro and the revived Susumaniello, a vine that was already on the Red List. The result is an elegant, fruity, spicy and harmonious drop." - Slow Wine

'Bright ruby red. Very fragrant and delicate nose of strawberries, cherries and also some violets. Harmonious on the palate with lots of juiciness and pressure, clear red currants with, persistent to the finish." - Falstaff


"Strong ruby red. Complex nose with aromas of Amarena cherries, ripe fruit, spices and distinct licorice. Excellent balance, fine tannins on the palate and of excellent drinkability, powerful and intense finish." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

   0,75-L 14 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 13,95 18,60 €/L
   

´Torre Testa´ Salento Susumaniello IGT 2017, Tenute Rubino, Apulien
Torre Testa Salento Susumaniello IGT 2017

Tenute Rubino, Puglia

The color of Torre Testa is a deep, almost impenetrable garnet red. Multilayered, spicy and persistent, the bouquet is intense. In the drink of great class and harmony with hints of chocolate, licorice, tobacco, ripe plums and spices. A full-bodied wine with easily recognizable fruit and fine, well-integrated tannins. - Gerardo

"Deep dark, rich garnet. Leathery and peppery on the nose, has something of carob, then again of rich Amarena cherries. Young and present on the palate, with rich density, stretches finely across the tongue, grippy, gripping tannin, good freshness on the palate as well, blackberry and cranberry flavors on the finish, firm pressure." - Falstaff

   0,75-L 15 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 49,95 66,60 €/L
   

´Torre Testa´ Salento Susumaniello IGT 2017 (6er Holzkiste), Tenute Rubino, Apulien
Torre Testa Salento Susumaniello IGT 2017 (6er Holzkiste)

Tenute Rubino, Puglia

The color of Torre Testa is a deep, almost impenetrable garnet red. Multilayered, spicy and persistent, the bouquet is intense. In the drink of great class and harmony with hints of chocolate, licorice, tobacco, ripe plums and spices. A full-bodied wine with easily recognizable fruit and fine, well-integrated tannins. - Gerardo

"Deep dark, rich garnet. Leathery and peppery on the nose, has something of carob, then again of rich Amarena cherries. Young and present on the palate, with rich density, stretches finely across the tongue, grippy, gripping tannin, good freshness on the palate as well, blackberry and cranberry flavors on the finish, firm pressure." - Falstaff


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   6 Fl. a 0,75-L 15 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 300,00 66,67 €/L