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2017 Tenute Rubino Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Torre Testa Susumaniello"

Tenute Rubino 2017 Torre Testa Susumaniello

Winery: Tenute Rubino

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Torre Testa Susumaniello"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Susumaniello

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Brindisi

State or country: Italy

Price: $85

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 25, 2022

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Susumaniello [sue-sue-man-yell-oh] is an impressive introduction to this grape. It opens with a blackberry, shoe leather and black licorice bouquet with hints of violets and tobacco leaf. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, dense and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty stewed black plum and blackberry preserves blend with notes of cinnamon, and black licorice. We also picked up some hints of cedar plank, mild minerality, and ripe purple Concord grapes in the aftertaste. Its concentrated flavors continue into the finish which are moderately tannic and lengthy. This unique and bold Italian wine would pair nicely with venison or beef stew with mushroom risotto. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Torre Testa 2017 captures the heart with notes of ripe red fruit such as plum and liqueur cherry. Hints of fruit preserve. and dark chocolate give way to spicy notes of cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg, with precious aromas of vanilla and licorice. The summer winds blowing in from the Adriatic Sea have enriched the aromatic range of the wine with fresh and mineral notes. The palate is perfectly balanced with well-rounded and delicate tannins. The finish is leisurely and persistent, resulting in a complex, caressing, and firm wine.

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