AreaThe countryside around Torre di Santa Susanna in the Salento peninsula.
Vinification and Maturation
The grapes are delicately pressed and destalked. Skin contact lasts about eight days during which the wine acquires its personality. With vinification completed, the wine matures for 12 months in small oak barrels, followed by an additional period of fining in the
ColourDark ruby red.
BouquetFull and intense with notes of cherries, ripe red fruit, jam and a light spicy sweetness with scents of coffee and cacao.
FlavourRound, balanced and extremely pleasant with a light almondy note in the finish.
Serving TemperatureServe at about 18°C. (64°F.).
A wine with an excellent body particularly adapted as an accompaniment for red meats, including horsemeat, a typical local specialty, and herbed and aged cheeses.