|Color of berry skin||Noir|
|Also called||Sussumaniello (more)|
Distribution and wines
It is found only in the Italian region of Puglia (Apulia). Until recently the variety had fallen quite out of favour with viticuluralists; however, since 6 September 2003 it has been included in the list of varieties approved by the Puglia region for cultivation in the area of central Murgia. It is used as a blending grape in the production of both red and rosé wines such as the Negroamaro-based Brindisi Rosso and Brindisi Rosato and the Ottavianello-based Ostuni Ottavianello.
Vine and viticulture
Susumaniello needs a warm Mediterranean climate.
An Italian study published in 2008 using DNA typing showed a close genetic relationship between Sangiovese on the one hand and ten other Italian grape varieties on the other hand, including Susumaniello. It is therefore likely that Susumaniello is a crossing of Sangiovese and another, so far unidentified, grape variety.
Cozzomaniello, Cuccipaniello, Grismaniello, Mondonico, Puledro, Somarello Nero, Susomaniello, Susomariello Nero, Sussumariello, Susumariello Nero, Uva Nera, Zingarello, Zingariello, Zuzomaniello.
Notes and references
- regione.puglia.it Classificate nuove varietà di vite per la produzione dei vini pugliesi (Italian)
- politicheagricole.it Banca Dati Vini DOC, DOCG e IGT (Italian)
- ‘Sangiovese’ and ‘Garganega’ are two key varieties of the Italian grapevine assortment evolution, M. Crespan, A. Calò, S. Giannetto, A. Sparacio, P. Storchi and A. Costacurta, Vitis 47 (2), 97–104 (2008)
- Maul, Erika; Töpfer, Reinhard; Eibach, Rudolf (2007). "Vitis International Variety Catalogue". Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (IRZ), Siebeldingen, Germany. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
- Robinson, Jancis (1992). Vines, Grapes and Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide to Grape Varieties. Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1-85732-999-5.
- Robinson, Jancis (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine, third edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-860990-2.