|About the product|
|Product||Masseria Altemura Sasseo|
|Brand||Masseria Altemura Estate|
|Grape variety||Primitivo 100%|
|Awards||Vintage 2014, 87/100, ROBERT PARKER Vintage 2011, 87/100, WINE SPECTATOR Vintage 2012, 88/100, WINE SPECTATOR Vintage 2013, 87/100, WINE SPECTATOR|
|Tasting notes||COLOUR: Dark and profound ruby red. BOUQUET: This wine offers the nose full and intense aromas with hints of plums, jams of red fruits and sweet accents of spices. FLAVOUR: A wine of a good body, it has a mouth- filling flavour that is warm and soft and exresses a highly mature fruitiness, supported by a pleasant complex of sweet tannis.|
|Food matching||Its structure makes this an ideal wine as an accompaniment for typical dishes of Apu lian cuisine like capriata di fave e cicoria(fava bean and chicory soup), red meats roasted over the coals and roast lamb.|
Made from a strict selection of grapes- exclusively of the Primitivo variety-grown on a terrain of reddish ochre earth mixed with slabs of limestone that have been crushed (according to the unique technique known as spietramento), and following 12 months’ maturatio n in 65-hectolitre casks of precious Slavo-nian oak as well as appropriate bottle-ageing, this cru maintains the rigour of its indigenous cultivar whilst opening itself up to international taste. Indeed, the name Sasseo ("stony") chosen for this Primitivo is intended to recall the uniqueness, sunniness and strength of the terroir that one finds in the glass. An intense ruby red, it offers scents of sour cherries, violets, liquorice and sweet spicy hints. It is velvety, warm and persistent: a wine to sip slowly together with a substantial dish or whilst just reading a book.