Per Lui Susumaniello 2017 View larger

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This grape, almost abandoned, has been revived by winemakers like Leone de Castris. Per Lui is a range of wines made from indigenous grape varieties, and dedicated to the pioneer of wine grandfather, Salvatore Leone de Castris. This wine production is only 2,000 bottles !
Old and rare local grape that gives great complex wines, well structured, with aromas of ripe fruits, and very productive the first 10 years, hence the name Susumaniello (which means "loaded like a donkey").
After 10 years, the productivity of the vine goes significantly down. Grapes ripening in mid-September are very sweet, with a good content of total acidity.
This rare red wine can satisfy the most demanding palates.


Additional tasting notes

Color : intense ruby red with violet hues.

Nose : pleasant with aromas of ripe red fruits, Mediterranean herbs, accompanied by a touch of balsamic and slightly peppery.

Mouth : ample and supple with a beautiful structure and a discrete and elegant floral finish.

Alcohol level : 13.5%

Winemaking : Fermentation and maceration at controlled temperature (26 ° C) for about 10 days. Aging in French oak barrels for about 12 months.

Food pairing : Rack of lamb, grilled red meats, braciola with tomato sauce, game, full-bodied cheese.

Aging potential : 7-12 Years

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  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Puglia
  • Producer : Leone de Castris
  • Appellation : Salento IGT
  • Classification alfavin : Full red
    This wine has great structure, round tannins and a lingering flavour. Moreover, it is warm, full and rich.
  • Grape : Susumaniello
  • Content : 75 cl
  • Type : Red

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