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Salice Salentino Rosso DOP

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Tasting Notes

‘Salice Salentino’ is ruby red in color. There are aromas of blackberry, plums and licorice on the nose that continue to the full-bodied palate. Tannins are firm, yet soft and smooth. It pairs well with red meat dishes, roasted or grilled, stews, cold cuts and flavorful aged cheeses.

Winery

Apollonio

Region

Puglia

Varietal

80% Negramaro, 20% Malvasia Nera

Location of Vineyards

Salice, Veglie, Guagnano, San Pancrazio, San Donaci

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Chalky clay

Type of Cultivation

20-year-old bush-trained vines

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand when the bunches are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure, harvest is delayed so as to facilitate the concentration of sugar and extractive substances. Soft pressing. followed by traditional temperature-controlled fermentation in large wooden vats (12,500lt capacity) for 30-45 days.

Aging

6 months in French barrels and 6 month in bottles.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

300,000 bottles

Oenologist

Massimiliano Apollonio