A classy, late harvest Susumaniello. First-born of the Susumaniello project, Torre Testa is already an icon of the renewed Apulian oenology. It shows good acidity and fine tannins.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Classification Red · IGT Salento

  • Grape variety Susumaniello

  • Alcohol level 16% vol.

  • Analysis pH 3,70 · total acidity 5,60 g/l

  • Vineyards location Jaddico-Giancòla, Brindisi

  • Altitude of vineyards Sea level

  • Soil characteristics Sandy

  • Training system Head training and spurred cordon

  • Vines per hectare 5.500

  • Year per impiant In the 30s and 2000

  • Yields per hectare 5 tons

  • Harvest Manual, first decade of October, with subsequent drying for 2-3 weeks.

  • Fermentation Between 22-24°C in steel tanks

  • Maceration 16 days at controlled temperature

  • Malolatic fermentation Totally carried out

  • Ageing 5-6 months in steel tanks; minimum 12 months in French oak barrique; 12 months in the bottle

  • Vintages 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Production vintage 12.000 bottles

  • Serving temperature 16-18 °C

  • Glass balloon for important red wines

TASTING NOTES

  • Colour Dark garnet red with violet reflections.

  • Bouquet Clear, elegant, ethereal and complex notes of black cherries and plums in brandy, blackcurrant and blackberry jam, hints of chocolate, juniper, nutmeg, liquorice, cinnamon and ink.

  • Taste Classy and harmonious, intense with a long finish, the result of strong and fragrant fruit, powerful acidity and incomparable fine tannins, noble and defined.

  • Characteristics It’s a real gift from Puglia, a rare and precious wine, a milestone of the Italian oenology, firm and gentle, aristocratic and generous.

  • Food matches It needs structured dishes such as pappardelle with meat sauce, grilled or roasted meat. Very good the match with seasoned cheeses such as Canestrato Pugliese DOP.

It’s a real gift from Puglia, a rare and precious wine, a milestone of the Italian oenology. Warm and gentle, aristocratic and generous.