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Masseria Surani

Ares Rosso

Puglia IGT

The Ares Rosso might seem aggressive given its name - Ares was the Greek god of War - but in fact, the wine is notably restrained, especially in terms of alcohol, which the Tommasi family, owners of the estate, believes is key to making balanced wines in Puglia. The wine is a blend of Primitivo and Negroamaro, the two main indigenous grapes of the region. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.

Masseria Surani

Arthemis Fiano

Puglia IGT

Arthemis Fiano is  named after the goddess of the moon; all of the Masseria Surani names are named after Greek deities to pay tribute to the area in Puglia in which the winery is located. In keeping with a tribute to the local land, the winemaking process is noninvasive and allows the characteristics of the local terroir to shine through. The resulting wine is aromatic, marked by notes of white flowers, tangerine, and lime.  The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.

Masseria Surani

Heracles Primitivo Puglia

Puglia IGT

Named for the Son of Zeus in honor of the growing area's ancient Greek origins, this wine is made from 100% Primitivo, the indigenous and most well-known grape in Puglia. Though appreciated for its high alcohol in the past, wines made from Primitivo are now more elegant, as is the case with Heracles.  As is now more often the case with Primitivo, the wine is pleasantly fruity with hints of cherry and raspberry. Depending on the soil type, Primitivo can also contain spicy notes, and Heracles demonstrates notes of baking spice, licorice, and even hints of chocolate. Aging for 10 months in oak softens the excessive tannins which sometimes emerge in a young wine.