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Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week for December 10th, 2019

2017, Askos, Masseria Li Vili, Susumanielo, $24.99.   


ASKOS is the name of this project of rediscovery and selection of ancient Apulian grape varieties that are almost disappearing.   Wines are produced by using exclusively these indigenous varietals, cultivated in their most suitable terroirs according the traditional method.  They have chosen a Greek “Askos”, or clay decanter as a symbol of the wine making, a practice that in Puglia was started by the ancient Greeks. 


Ruby red with purplish shimmer, on the nose it presents a distinct red berries aroma, from raspberry, sour cherry, to blackcurrant, followed by licorices, rhubarb and rawhide leather.  On the mouth it tastes soft with a good fatness, very elegant and well balanced by a tannic party.  The long finish on the palate shows a touch of acidity and a great freshness.  The grape varietal is unfamiliar, but the flavor is something everyone will love!

 

With a three bottle purchase Sunday thru Thursday, we will offer a 10% discount and with the purchase of six bottles or more the discount jumps to 15%.  Fridays and Saturdays, normal discounts will apply.