Uncommon Beauties Feat. One of the Rarest Red Wine Varietals on Earth


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Introducing the stunning and exceedingly rare Susumaniello from the Salento IGT in Southern Italy, Leconfield’s trophy winning Cabernet Franc with fruit definition so refined it was as if a French master had cut if from clay, a purple perfumed 94 point Bonvedro from Hesketh, juicy and vibrant Nero D’Avola from Lino Ramble and Grenache from Purple Hands and Curtis Limited. These reds are fun and food friendly, savoury, suave and Susumaniello.

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We’re privileged to have got a second bite at a Susumaniello from Italian producer, Conte di Campiano. Grown on the ‘heel’ in Italy's south, this varietal is one of the rarest on earth. This is big, black stuff, bordering on massive. The nose offers a tremendously complex blend of blueberries, flowers, chocolate, spice, dried herbs and cedar and woodsmoke. These can also be tasted along with sour cherries, blackberries and darker stuff. It is voluptuously textured and deep. It struts the line beautifully between fresh zippy fruit and aching decadence. Still on the Italian theme, we have Hesketh’s Bonvedro, with its perfumed purple fruits and spice and Lino Ramble’s Nero D’Avola which has been unofficially renamed by Adam as ‘Smile Juice’ – and rightly so. A couple of super food-friendly Grenaches by Purple Hands and Curtis Limited, with 93 and 95 points respectively and Leconfield’s Trophy winning, 96 point Cabernet Franc. Go ahead and get friendly with these six fine alternates; they’re savoury, suave and make great friends with food. Even salad (kidding).


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