Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello 'Askos', Salento, Puglia 2015


Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello 'Askos', Salento, Puglia 2015


"A fantastic bargain!" - The Wine Advocate

Susumaniello is an extremely rare grape variety found only in the Salento region of Puglia and the name means "little donkey" in the local dialect, which refers to the large bunches that hang from the vines like the heavy loads carried by donkeys. It is a gorgeous drop of indigenous loveliness. It's concentrated, but it's not a heavyweight, which is a little surprising given its provenance in Italy's scorching, sun-ripened South, where grapes put on weight faster than a retired footballer. It shows a lightness of touch in fragrance and body. The flavours of the South (plums, warm tomato skins, leather, tobacco, dried herbs) are still there, but carried within a softer frame. 14% alc. Drink now-2020.

"It's safe to say that Masseria Li Veli is on a fast trajectory to be one of the top estates in Southern Italy." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate: "I just love the soothing sound of the grape name Susumaniello. This expression from Masseria Li Veli offers generous layering and dark fruit flavors to further soothe your senses. The 2015 Susumaniello is a plump and chewy red wine that shows the sweetness and the intensity of the sunshine in Puglia in the deep south of Italy. The wine is layered and super plump with dried cherry and cinnamon on the rich finish." 89 points

Customer comments:

We’ve been loving what you sent us. The highlight so far is the Susumaniello!! Have you got any more of that?!!" - Mr. P.G.

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