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Salice Salentino DOC

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Tasting Notes

Salice Salentino is the most typical red wine appellation of the Salento, the extreme south of Puglia, a blend of the area’s traditional grape varieties, negroamaro (90%) and malvasia nera (10%).

The modern winemaking (aging in glass-lined cement vats) allows to obtain a wine with bright purplish red, with intense aromas of black fruit, notes of dried plum and morello cherry, and a fresh palate characterized by the slightly bitter finish typical of the negroamaro variety. A very versatile wine that can be enjoyed by itself or with pastas, soups and any kind of meat.

It will drink well for at least 3-4 years.

Winery

Rivera

Region

Puglia

Varietal

90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia nera

Location of Vineyards

Leased vineyards in the Salento area

Soil

Clay

Type of Cultivation

'Salento gobelet’ style. Vines average 5,000 per hectare and yield 80-90 quintals per hectare.

Vinification

Grapes are harvested between the first and the second week in September. Maceration in stainless steel for 8-9 days at 28°C: the vinification style is designed to bring out the freshness of the fruit and to highlight its varietal characteristics.

Aging

12 months in glass-lined cement vats.

Alcohol Content

13%

Total Production

24,000 bottles