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Pietra Susumaniello
Tasting Notes: Warm, soft, and enveloping with an initial hint of astringency.
Winemaking:
Soil Composition: Medium textured calcareous clay, deep
Vine Training Method: Alberello (free standing)
Elevation: 220 feet
Exposure: North-South
Harvest Time: Third week of September
Fermentation Container: Stainless Steel
Length of Alcoholic Fermentation: 22 days
Malolactic Fermentation: Wood
Type of Aging Container: Oak
Type of Oak: Slovenian/Barrique
Length of Aging Before Bottling: 24 months
Length of Bottle Aging: 6 months
Organically Grown: Yes
REGION: Minervino di Lecce, Puglia
APPELLATION: IGT
VARIETAL: 100% Susumaniello
ALCOHOL: 14%

Pietra Susumaniello

Wine Description 

Susumaniello is one of the rarest grapes grown in all of Italy. It is grown almost exclusively in Salice Salentino and the areas surrounding Brindisi, in Southern Italy’s Puglia region. Classic Susumaniello has a deep ruby hue and aromas of red berries and plums. The more concentrated version, such as this Pietra, has peppery notes as well as dark chocolate.

Tasting Notes 

Warm, soft, and enveloping with an initial hint of astringency.

Food Pairings 

Pasta with meat ragu and grilled meats such as oven-baked lamb with potatoes.

 

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