Ruby red with a purplish hue. The bouquet shows distinct red berry aromas, from raspberry, sour cherry, to blackcurrant, followed by liquorice, rhubarb and rawhide leather. The palate is soft, very elegant and well balanced by bold tannins. The long finish shows a touch of vibrant acidity and a great freshness.
Li Veli Askos Susumaniello Salento IGT
for the equivalent of £17.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Masseria Li Veli
Grape Variety: Susumanielo
Style: Savoury and Bold
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Founded in 1999 by the Falvo family, Masseria Li Veli has earned a reputation worldwide for producing premium, authentic wines characteristic of Puglia, helping to transform the image of the region. All of the estate’s wines feature a quartet of little crosses on their labels – this was the original and distinctive signature of the first illiterate owner on the property deeds – in a lovely nod to their humble origins. Set over 33ha, located on an ancient Messapian site dominating the fertile and sunny Salento plain in southern Puglia, between the Ionic and Adriatic Sea. The range includes six reds and two white wines, including the Askos Susumaniello and Askos Verdeca, created using a selection of rare, ancient Puglian grape varieties. The soil, mainly calcareous and clayey with gravel and tuff, creates the ideal conditions for the cultivation of vines producing bold, refined and warm wines with great aromatics.