Antièri 2020, by the Apulian Schola Sarmenti winery, is 100% Susumaniello.
Susumaniello is an ancient native Apulian black grape variety. The name derives from its high productivity. In the past it was used as a secondary grape with other black berried vines of the area. In recent years it has been valued again for its single-variety vinification.
Schola Sarmenti makes the most of this grape variety, in particular with Antièri 2020, appreciated because it is rich on the palate and ‘with well-smoothed, soft tannins. Good taste-olfactory persistence that gives an aftertaste of fruit and spices. A wine perfectly balanced in its components.’ For the full review click here.
Serrapetrona 2018, by the Marche company Alberto Quacquarini, is 100% Vernaccia Nera. Vernaccia DOC Serrapetrona is one of the two controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin wines of the Marche Region.
The vinification method of Vernaccia di Serrapetrona is among the most unique of its kind, with three successive fermentations and refermentations.
The wine was appreciated for “the typical floral notes of the vine, accompanied by hints of red and dark berry fruits reminiscent of slightly overripened currants and blueberries”. For the full review click here.
Isotta delle Rocche 2013, by the Le Rocche Malatestiane winery (Rimini) is made with 100% Sangiovese, an ancient vine that has found its ideal soil in Emilia Romagna since the beginning and then also spread in Tuscany.
The tasted wine is recommended for “The sip is opulent, with a perfect balance between the tannic component and the acidity, which gives a perfect sweetness on the palate. Quite persistent aftertaste of ripe fruit”. For the full review click here.