The vines at Masseria Surani are planted using the Guyot training system, with a plant density of 5,500 vines/hectare. The vineyards are designed to fit perfectly into their surroundings: the vines are supported by wooden stakes at the head of each row, and by galvanized iron posts along their length. An irrigation system exists, but it is only used in periods of extreme drought. The soil in the area is limestone-based: it is very fertile and permeable, as well as being cool and a reddish ocher in color due to its iron content.
Named for the God of War, Ares is a blend of 50% Primitivo, 30% Negroamaro and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a 6 month maturation in oak casks. The wine has a round, fruity profile, with juicy plum, spice and herbal notes, and notably restrained alcohol levels (only 13%).