Sasseo was born from the desire of Masseria Altemura to create a Primitivo of great quality and a strong personality. As his name suggests, it is a direct expression of a land where the limestone “stone” emerges from the red Salento soil, to become a mirror of light. His unmistakable style is a perfect combination of freshness and softness, in a body with the right complexity and the right thickness.
This excellent wine is obtained from grapes grown with a very low yield of about 40 quintals per hectare on the estate, which extends within the production area of the DOC Primitivo di Manduria, in the countryside of Santa Susanna, and collects in one place an ancient 16th century Masseria, the cellar, designed according to the principles of bio-architecture, and the wonderful vineyards that surround it. The clusters are harvested in the first week of September, with a part of the berries reaching a slight over-ripening on the plant. The grapes are then gently pressed and de-stemmed and the must ferments in steel vats at an average temperature of 26 ° C. The resulting wine is aged for 12 months in large Slavonian barrels and for another 6 in the bottle.
Sasseo has a dark and deep ruby red color. Its scent unfolds with intense and full aromas that recall plum, red fruit jam with sweet spice accents. In the mouth it is a full-bodied wine, it is enveloping, warm, soft and expresses a very mature fruitiness, supported by a pleasant texture of sweet tannins.
Pairing: Excellent with savory first courses, with grilled white and red meats or sauces, ideal with baked lamb and aged but not blue cheeses
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