Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2003

Red Wine from Italy

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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 90% Negromaro, 10% Black Malvasia

Hand-cultivated vines of Negromaro and Malvasia Nera grow in deep clay soil, which restricts the vigor of the vines and produces the highest quality, most flavor-concentrated fruit. After 12 months of barrel aging, the result is a dry, food-friendly wine with a balance of fruit and herb flavors.

Learn About Leone de Castris

Salice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in vineyards and olive groves, is the home of the Leone de Castris" vineyards. In 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, gave birth to the company. Enchanted by this landscape, he sold all his properties in Spain in order to draw the best from the Salentine rich terroir. 1943 marks the birth of Five Roses and the improvement of the...

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Learn About Other Italian

Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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