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Imprint Susumaniello

2017

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Puglia

ABV

14%

Vintage

2017

Size

75cl

Grape

Susumaniello

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£15.90

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The Details

In a Nutshell

Rich and intense wine from an ancient Puglian grape variety.

Tasting Notes

Deep, inky purple-black in the glass. Intense aromas of blackberry and chocolate are supported by blueberry perfumes, violets, blossom, crème de cassis and Mediterranean herbs. The wine is full bodied, with powerful yet fine tannins and great texture. A fantastic freshness carries through the seamless finish.

Grape Blend

100%

Susumaniello

Production Notes

The grapes are grown in vineyards located in the Salento peninsula of Puglia. A rare and ancient red Puglian variety, Susumaniello was used mostly as a blending component until a few years ago. The name means ‘little donkey‘ in local dialect, from the enormous load the vines bear when young, although others say that it is so called because it is stubborn and difficult to manage! The sandy vineyards are high up on the hillside, dry farmed and are over 30 years old.

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were sorted and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs were very gentle so as not to over-extract the aggressive tannins of this unusual variety. The wine was bottled without fining.

Producer - A Mano

By producing wines of quality, Mark Shannon and his partner, Elvezia Sbalchiero, have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy’s most talked about grape varieties. By paying high prices for the best grapes (from 70 to 100 year old vines) and focussing solely on quality and a modern style, they have revolutionised the style and quality of Primitivo.

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Further Information

Imprint Susumaniello by A Mano

Susumaniello is an ancient grape variety which grows exclusively in the Italian region of Puglia. Until recently it had fallen out of favour with winemakers but since 2003 has become every more popular which wineries looking to add something other than Negroammaro or the ubiquitous Primitivo to their portfolios.

Imprint Susumaniello is a fantastic example of this variety. The wine is deep inky purple with a good weight. Perfumed black fruit dominated the nose – blueberry and blackberry and these follow through to the palate, which contains herbal notes unique to Susumaniello. The finish show very subtle tannins and good freshness.

Like most Italian wines, food really does add to their characteristics – Imprint Susumaniello is the perfect match to fresh tomato based dishes as well as soft cheeses.

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Puglia

ABV

14%

Vintage

2017

Size

75cl

Grape

Susumaniello

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£15.90

Out of stock