IGT SALENTO - BRINDISI
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.
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
YEARPER 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
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION Totally carried out
AGEING 5-6 months in steel tanks; minimum 12 months in French oak barrique; 12 months in the bottle
ALCOHOL LEVEL 15,5% vol.
ANALYSIS pH 3,70 · total acidity 5,60 g/l
VINTAGES 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
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.
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.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16-18 °C
GLASS Balloon for important red wines