ANTIERI Susumaniello IGT Salento, is the ultimate red wine born in the Schola Sarmenti winery in Nardò (Lecce / Puglia). A wine produced with Susumaniello grapes completes the offer of wines produced from native vines of Salento. ANTIERI reflects the philosophy of the company, which in the last 10 years has focused on quality in the vineyard and in the cellar, producing refined wines, with a distinct personality and very representative of the territory. ANTIERI is a limited-production wine obtained from relatively young vineyards in the Nardò area, cultivated with the espalier and Guyout technique.
The grapes are harvested by hand in the second and third decade of September. Then we proceed with the manual selection on a sorting table, to allow only the best grapes to contribute to the production of this great quality wine. Then follow the phases of maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine, after stabilization, is transferred and aged in French oak barrels where it will rest for at least 12 months. Finally, the wine will be further aged in the bottle for a further 6-9 months.
ANTIERI Susumaniello is a strong, fresh, balanced wine with a great body. It has an intense and impenetrable ruby red color. A wine that knows how to be strong but gracefully, managing to strike with its complex and delicate aromas. It has fruity and spicy notes in which there are blackberries, ripe cherries, black pepper, vanilla and cloves. In the mouth, it concludes with very long persistence in the mouth. A great Susumaniello that enriches the offer of this great cellar of Salento.
This is a wine that goes perfectly with first courses of land (ideal with lasagna, baked pasta) and dishes of the Apulian cuisine, second courses of red meat and game, braised.
Antieri Susumaniello Salento Igt 2017 according to Enrico Malgi on LucianoPignataro.it: “Seductive and captivating the sip that creeps into the mouth, spreading sighing flavors of young fruit at will. Acceptable the hit of heat. Well-smoothed and persuasive tannins. Good base structure, for a characteristic, acidic, pounding, balanced and dynamic wine, with a finish on long and pleasant tones.”
Wine Enthusiast classified Antieri Susumaniello Salento Igt 2017 with 88/100 points and Antieri Susumaniello Salento Igt 2016 with 87/100 points.