San Marzano Susco Susumaniello 2020

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Primary Notes: Plum, Blackberry Cherry Liquorice Violet

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes: Balsamic

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Puglia, Italy

Maker: San Marzano

Grape: Susumaniello

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting: 1 hour

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Mushroom and sausage claypot rice, Teppanyaki

Western Food Pairing: Sausage pasta bake, grilled meat, mature cheeses


San Marzano Susco Susumaniello 2019

San Marzano Susco Susumaniello has a lively ruby red colour, complex bouquet and elegant tannins. The nose is fruity and floral with delicate spicy balsamic notes. The elegant and well-structured palate has a good tannin weave and interesting acidity. Rich plum, blackberry and cherry fruit flavours mingle with hints of liquorice, balsamic and vanilla spices.  

Fun Fact: The Susumaniello grape variety has a withdrawn character. This is why the wine is called “Susco”, which translates into “shy” in the local dialect

100% Susumaniello. The fruit comes from vines that grow in the Salento appellation. The vineyards have coastal soils with a medium textured sandy loam and good presence of rocks. It’s quite shallow, dark, permeable and draining.

Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days with selected yeasts. Ageing in French and American oak barrels for 6 months.




2022 - 95 POINTS