Azienda Duemani owes its existence to the experience of Luca Attoma – one of the most famous oenologists in Italy, and consultant oenologist to Tua Rita, the first domaine to receive a 100/100 score from Robert Parker – and to his wife Elena Celli. They decided to produce an environmentally friendly, biodynamically cultivated wine. They are now Demeter certified and produce wines from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah grape varieties. The soil, which is a blend of clay and stones, and therefore not very fertile, allows the wine to develop great purity and complexity, enhanced by its outstanding geographical location in a natural west-facing amphitheatre 200 metres above sea level.
About the cuvée
Suisassi is a pure expression of the Syrah grapes grown at the heart of the domain. Its name comes from the word Sassi, meaning "pebbles" in Italian. It delivers typical scents of spices, black berry and balsamic aromas, with astonishing delicacy. Matured in French oak barrique barrels (70% new wood) for 12-15 months, it presents an extremely impressive freshness and balance on the palate. Ideally, open the bottle a good hour before drinking to obtain the best from this great wine.
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