Torre Testa Rosso IGT Salento

Tenute Rubino

2016

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It’s a real gift from Puglia, a rare and precious wine, a milestone of the Italian oenology, rm and gentle, aristocratic and generous.

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Torre Testa Rosso IGT Salento

It’s a real gift from Puglia, a rare and precious wine, a milestone of the Italian oenology, rm and gentle, aristocratic and generous.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Classification: red – IGT Salento
  • Grape variety: Susumaniello 
  • Alcohol level: 16,00% Alc by vol.
  • Analysis: pH 3,70 – total acidity 5,60 g/l
  • Vineyards location: Brindisi
  • Altitude: sea level
  • Soil characteristics: sandy
  • Training system: Head training and cordon trained, spur pruned
  • Vines per hectare: 5.000 – 6.000
  • Year of implant: In the 30s and 2000
  • Yields per hectare: 5 tons
  • Harvest: first days of October; drying of the grapes for 2/3 weeks
  • Fermentation: in steel tanks
  • Maceration: 16 days at controlled temperature
  • Malolactic fermentation: totally carried out
  • Ageing: about 1 year in French oak barrique
  • Bottle ageing: minimum 12 months
  • Vintages: : 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Production vintage: 12.000 bottles
  • Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
  • Glass : balloon for important red wines

TASTING NOTES

  • Colour: dark garnet red with violet reflections.
  • Bouquet: clear, elegant, ethereal and complex notes of black cherries and plums in brandy, blackcurrant and blackberry jam, hints of chocolate, juniper, nutmeg, liquorice, cinnamon and ink;
  • Taste: classy and harmonious, intense with a long finish, the result of strong and fragrant fruit, powerful acidity and incomparable fine tannins, noble and defined;
  • Characteristics: it’s a real gift from Puglia, a rare and precious wine, a milestone of the Italian oenology, firm and gentle, aristocratic and generous.
  • Food matches: try with “tajarin piemontesi” in sausage sauce, gnocchi in lamb sauce, pennette in boar sauce, roasted kid leg “delle Murge” , stewed “maialino nero” with potatoes, stewed kidney, ventresca di tonno with tomatoes and capers. Perfect with the Canestrato Pugliese DOP.
Training systemAlberello – cordone speronato
Grape varietiesSusumaniello
HarvestIn cassetta nei primi giorni di ottobre, appassimento controllato per 2/3 settimane
AgeingMediamente un anno in barrique e minimo 12 mesi in bottiglia
ColourRosso cupo molto intenso, con lampi violacei sull’unghia.
Alcohol16,00% vol.

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