Tenute Rubino, 'Oltreme', Salento Rosso, Susumaniello, IGT, Puglia, Italy 2017

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Dark rich fruits and spice from the heel of Italy - delicious

Tommaso Rubino started the Tenute Rubino project in the 1980's. A firm believer in Salento's potential, he set out to acquire a substantial production area and succeeded in securing four estates with the goal that each would show Salento wine at its very best. In 1999, son Luigi and wife Romina Leopardi formed Tenute Rubino with a brand new winery and headquarters in Brindisi. The four estates, Jaddico, Marmorelle, Uggio and Punta Aquila stretch from the Adriatic coast to the hinterland of Brindisi in Salento, Puglia.

Tasting Note: 100% Susumaniello, the most pure expression of a typical variety of the Brindisi area. It matures only in stainless steel vats allowing the primary flavours to fully express themselves. It enchants with simplicity through its fruity and spicy flavours. Intense ruby red with purple highlights. Red fruits such as cherry, pomegranate, raspberry and ripe plums. A balanced velvety wine with elegant tannins.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20