CANTINA SAMPIETRANA EGOROSEO SALENTO IGP SUSUMANIELLO ROSATO, 2021, $20
The Sampietrana cooperative has reduced its membership by less than half to focus on quality bottled wine rather than bulk. The collective has also embraced the recently revived Susumaniello grape, and this is the first vintage vinified as a rosé. Fruity and fresh with watermelon and musk melon favours, Egoroseo is dry with an appealing creamy texture. Having tasted the just fermented 2022 version, I am expecting the follow up to be equally characterful.