Agro of Torre di Santa Susanna, Salento
13% by volume
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The grapes, harvested in a perfect state of ripeness, are pressed and sent to the fermenters where the must is fermented for 10 days at a temperature of about 25-28° C. (77-82° F.). The wine matures for 12 months in 350-liter (92-gallon) tonneaux of French oak, followed by a further period of ﬁning in the bottle.
Dark but brilliant ruby red
This wine off ers the nose intense and encompassing aromas that are fragrant and rich with notes of fresh fruit, particularly cherries, wild strawberries and raspberries.
In the mouth the wine shows a good structure that is clean, freshly fruity and with lightly sweet and spicy notes, manifested in a persistent ﬁnish.
It should be served at about 18° C. (64° F.).
Ideal accompaniment for pastas ﬂ avoured with lightly piquant sauces, spit-roasted red meats and savory cheeses.
International Wine & Spirit Competition
90 Best buy of the year - Ed. 2009