Masseria Surani is located in Manduria, one of the most renowned regions in Puglia for the cultivation of the native Primitivo grape. Viticulture in Puglia has extremely ancient origins: Manduria was first colonized in 700 BC by the ancient Greeks. The premium fruit that goes into the Masseria Surani wines is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.
The wine is notably restrained, especially in terms of alcohol, which the Tommasi family, owners of the estate, believes is key to making balanced wines in Puglia. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.
Intense, rich ruby red, with classic notes of red fruit, black cherry and plum, followed by delicate spicy notes of licorice, tobacco, and amaretto. The taste is full-bodied, ample with elegant tannins and a lively finish, supported by a pleasant freshness.
Vine Planting: The vines are planted using the Guyot training system, with a plant density of 5.500 vines/ha. The vineyards are designed so as to fit perfectly into their surroundings: the vines are supported by wooden stakes at the head of each row, and by galvanized iron posts along their length. An irrigation system exists, but it is only used in periods of extreme drought.
Soils: Limestone-based, very fertile and permeable, as well as being cool and a reddish ocher from iron content.
- 100% Primitivo
- Fermentation: 12 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
- Aging: 10 months in oak casks
- Alcohol: 13.5.%
Fresh, spicy plum-skin aromas and flavors. Medium body with intense, bright fruit and a tight finish. - James Suckling 90 points