Tenuta Serranova Appassimento, Salento IGP - Boutinot

Tenuta Serranova Appassimento, Salento IGP 2021


Tenuta Serranova

Proper Appassimento with a ripe, southern and lightly savoury twist. Produced at Vallone’s Tenuta Serranova estate, the home of Graticciaia, the region’s most famous Appassimento-style wine.

Meet the producer

Tenuta Serranova takes its name from the Castello di Serranova – a ‘masseria’ or fortified house just...



Produced from 100% Negroamaro grapes sourced from a 10ha vineyard with soils rich in clay and limestone, just 3km from the Adriatic. Following the 'appassimento' process, the grapes are late-harvested, left to dry naturally on the vine, before being pressed and vinified. This increases the concentration of sugars, and produces wines with slightly higher alcohol and residual sweetness. The grapes are gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel, with malolactic fermentation in concrete - where the wine is left to rest for around 8-10 months, followed by 3-4 months in bottle.

Tasting notes

Pronounced aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha and spice. The palate is plump and appealing with layers of ripe black cherry, bramble, dried fruit and coffee. Rich and mouth-filling with plump, sweet fruit balanced by fresh acidity.

Food match

Rich meat stews or lentil dishes, grilled and barbecued food.