Liante or "Wind of the Levant", the icy wind of winter and the hot one of the summer which blows strongly over much of the Adriatic and particuarly Puglia, is the name chosen for the Salice Salentino, from Negromaro and Malvasia nera di Lecce grapes, vinified separately. Part of the wine matures in French barriques, while the remainder stays in stainless steel.
It is a deep ruby-red wine with a warm and velvety taste.
"A ripe, darkly concentrated blend of Negroamaro (80%) and Malvasia Nera (20%), this balances flavors of dark plum and black cherry with a savory mushroom earthiness. It's a big wine, for braised brisket." 90 Points
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