Verso Sud - I Pàstini, viticultori in Valle d'Itria - Red wine IGP Valle d'Itria Susumaniello
Red wine with Protected Geographical Indication Valle d’Itria by grapes Susumaniello
Imported from neighboring Dalmatia Susumaniello is one of the most important indigenous varieties of Brindisi. His name (there are various theories) is due to the fact that, at a young age, not in recent times, the plant Susumaniello was particularly productive, so overloaded with grapes as if it were a donkey. The name VersoSud (towards the south) is indicative of the position of the vineyards , located in the area to the south of the Itria Valley arriving in the territory of the province of Brindisi.
Verso Sud performs with an intense ruby red color with violet reflections, it leaves the palate with hints of blackberry and cherry and sweet toasted notes. The taste is soft but persistent while remaining balanced. Verso Sud is a wine for all times, appetizer and starters, excellent with meat of any kind (rabbit, veal, lamb, etc.).. Ideal with Parmigiana,it is also in perfect harmony with cheese.
vine variety used: Susumaniello (100%)
location area: Puglia - Valle d'Itria
altitude: 400/500 meters a. s. l.
type of soil: medium density clay
farming system: cordon espalier
grape yield quintals: 50 q.li
time of harvest: 1st week of October
harvest: collection and selection manual in the box
wine-making: destemmed and long maceration at a controlled temperature
aging: steel 4 months, 6 months barrel, bottle 3 months
yield of grapes into wine (%): 60
dry extract (gr./lt): 32,0
total acidity (gr./lt): 5,5
residual sugar (gr./lt): 4,8
alcohol content: 13,0% vol
color: wine with intense ruby red color with purple tints that tend to garnet with aging
perfume: intense, persistent with hints of blackberry and cherry and sweet toasted notes
taste: soft, harmonious and persistent
1 g of alcohol = 7 kcal
1 lt of dry wine in 10° C = 600 kcal
1 g of sugar = 4 kcal
combinations: classical ideal to accompany red meats, roasts, game. Excellent with cheese, meats, sauces and Parmesan
service temperature: 18°-20°C
storage: in a cool place, away from light and heat sources
I Pàstini - viticultori in Valle d'Itria, Martina Franca / Locorotondo, Taranto / Bari, Apulia, Italy
Pastinum in Latin was properly "hoe" and, as a derivative, "the site of the vine." So hoe modeled the "cacalupo", the small earth dam needed to collect water from God, in this thirsty Apulia, then as now. Putting the "Pastino", in this valley of gentle, is an ancient and difficult plant in stone "vines" a sapling of Verdeca, Bianco d'Alessano and Minutolo brother sun and wait them mature slowly, is the result of ancient experience.
The winery I Pàstini, located in the heart of the earth Itria Valley, the land of the trulli, strives to maintain the wisdom traditions with the modern wine-making techniques, thus getting the best enology Puglia is capable of producing.
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