“The Tommasi family is a celebrated name in Italian wine with a 4-generation history and a strong vision for the future. We are delighted to be extending our association with the family and strengthening our proposition further with the addition of Masseria Surani”, comments MMD Managing Director, Richard Billett.
Pierangelo Tommasi, owner and export manager, explains the project: “With Masseria Surani we started an important and challenging adventure. We are working hard on this project as we strongly believe in the potential of the Apulia and the Manduria areas in particular to produce excellent fruit”.
Masseria Surani, an 80-hectare estate of organically grown vineyards in Manduria, in the heart of Salento, was purchased by the Tommasi Family in 2013 and the family has an ongoing investment programme including plans to improve and expand the ageing and cellaring capacity at the winery.
Manduria is one of the finest zones for the cultivation of the Primitivo grape, where viticulture has ancient origins, dating back to the Magna Graecia time.
The inspiration of the wine names comes from the Greek Mythology, as the region of Puglia was colonised by the ancient Greeks in 700 BC. Ares, the God of War, is a full-bodied red; Arthemis, the Goddess of the Moon, is a perfumed and crisp Fiano; Heracles, the hero son of Zeus, is the powerful and intense Primitivo and Dionysos, the God of Wine, is a rich and complex Primitivo DOC Riserva .
Masseria Surani Arthemis Fiano 2015 – RRP: £10.99
Masseria Surani Ares Rosso 2014 – RRP: £10.99
Heracles Primitivo Puglia IGT 2014 – RRP: £13.99
Dionysos Primitivo di Manduria DOC Reserva 2011 – RRP: £26.50
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