Askos Susumaniello Rosato Salento IGT 2022
calcareous and clayey, with sand and tuffs
The Marquis Antonio de Viti de Marco built, at the end of the nineteenth century, the Masseria a Li Veli: in this ancient place the great Lecce economist decided to create what would later become the lighthouse and the exemplary model of viticultural development of the whole Apulia. However, in the following decades, the Masseria slowly saw the strength of that great dream fade away.
But it was at the end of the twentieth century, in 1999, that a family arrived from Tuscany: the Falvo family, which in Montepulciano, in forty years, had contributed to writing one of the most beautiful pages of Vino Nobile and Vin Santo. This family fell in love with the dream of the great economist. And decided to buy and refound the Masseria, to dream again that ancient, great Dream of Marquis Antonio De Viti de Marco.
In 1999, about a century after the foundation of Masseria Li Veli, a group of investors, led by the historic Tuscan winery Avignonesi, protagonist since the early 80's of the great enhancement of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo, bought and refounded Masseria Li Veli with the will to give life to a new project of great quality in Apulia, a region with ancient and noble wine traditions and great potential in the production of excellence. The project went on in alternating phases and remained for some years in a state of limbo, until 2008, when the winery was entirely bought by brothers Edoardo and Alfredo Falvo, who started an ambitious new project of business restructuring and repositioning of the brand. In few years vineyards owned, bottles produced and markets increased considerably and Masseria Li Veli became one of the main wineries in Puglia in terms of quality of products and brand awareness.
Brothers Edoardo and Alfredo still personally manage the activities of the winery, with the collaboration of their cousin Alessandro who joined the winery in 2018.
Askos è il nome del progetto della cantina Masseria Li Veli dedicato alla ricerca, selezione e valorizzazione del patrimonio dei vitigni autoctoni pugliesi in via di estinzione.
Si tratta di un vino rosato elegante e aromatico che è stato prodotto esclusivamente con uve Susumaniello raccolte a mano provenienti da zone salentine.
Soft pink, crystal and bright color; has elegant, lingering and aromatic notes of strawberry and cranberry. It is light in the mouth with waves of flavor along the palate. Savory finish with a touch of acidity.
in steel at controlled temperature
2020 Wine Spectator 90/100