Tenute Rubino Oltreme Salento Rosso Susaminiello
Tenute Rubino Oltreme Salento Rosso Susaminiello is 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.
Versatile and seductive, it goes well with savoury dishes such as stuffed aubergines and peppers, orecchiette with tomato sauce, meatballs in tomato sauce, parmigiana. Risotto with porcini mushrooms or grilled meats.
Jaddico vineyards in Brinidisi provide the vines for this traditional varietal. Sandy sea level soils planted in 2004
Manual harvest with controlled temperature fermentation and maceration in stainless steel.
Tommaso Rubino, a firm believer in Salento’s potential, acquired in the 1980’s four seperate estates to demonstrate the diversity of the region. Jaddico, Marmorelle, Uggio and Punta Aquila stretch from the Adriatic coast to the hinterland of Brindisi. His goal was to show Salento wine at it’s very best and through the diverse range that his family now offer, made from local varietals like the fascinating Susamaniello and more well known ones such as Primitivo, they are well on their way.
In 1999, son Luigi and wife Romina Leopardi formed Tenute Rubino with a brand new winery and headquarters in Brindisi.
The rediscovery of autochthonous grapes from Puglia is Tenute Rubino’s planting philosophy but innovation is represented in the wines which have a modern style, but still paying homage towards tradition. In the vineyard most of the work is entrusted to women. It’s a job full of tasks which require care, skill and attention, and the Brindisi women have achieved a truly unique degree of experience. Tenute Rubino recognises manual labour as an essential factor for achieving quality and prestige.
The Women’s harvest is a project to promote work in the vineyards as one of the key factors of the entire production process. All this translates into an event, organised every year in the estate of Jaddico, on one of the first weekends of September. A day of celebration in the countryside, open to journalists and to the public, during which they celebrate the great work of the women of Salento.
Tenute Rubino Oltreme Salento Rosso Susaminiello – Hay Wines
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