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 bottling line that has seen our rosé being the first ever bottled in Italy and sold first of all in USA. The name "Five Roses" derives from a "contrad" belonging to the family, so called since for several generations each de Castris had 5 children.
In the '60s, the direction of the company was handled by Cavaliere del Lavoro, Salvatore Leone de Castris and thanks to him the company had an important development, both locally and internationally. His know-how, of continuous improvement, is now carried on by his son Piernicola Leone de Castris, managing director since late '90s.
The winery’s production is very rich: red, white and rosé Doc wines (Salice Salentino, Locorotondo, Copertino, Primitivo di Manduria), interesting Igt Salento and Puglia wines, sparkling rosé and white wines; a distillate and an extra-virgin olive oil of fine value.
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This wine is ruby-red in color with expressive notes of ripe plum mingled with black berry jam and sweet spice. On the palate, Maiana is full-bodied and robust.
A heavenly partner to roast game, beef or hearty casseroles. more
Wine of an intense red color with garnet colored hints, made of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. On the nose, fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. On the palate, smooth and balanced with a strong but never intrusive... more
This is a wine of intense red color with garnet-colored hints, made of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. On the nose, fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to refinement in oak barrels. In the mouth, it is smooth and balanced with strong, but not... more
Made from 100% Verdeca, an ancient Greek varietal that produces wines that are crisp, refreshing and floral. This wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel to retain the fresh character of the grape.
Straw yellow in color, with light green highlights, this wine offers aromas of citrus fruits... more
The Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera is rich purple in color. The bouquet is rich in cherry, spiced tobacco and toasted notes. It is a full-bodied wine, warm and soft on the palate with flavors that continue to evolve.
Perfect to accompany roasted meats, savory first courses and aged... more
Intense ruby-red in color, concentrated aromas of black cherries and baked red fruits complement undertones of plums, spices, vanilla, and anise. On the palate, velvety tannins and a full body frame the long, delectable finish of stewed strawberries and vanilla beans.
Pair this wine with well... more
This wine is ruby-red in color with a nose characterized by notes of plum that mingle with spicy notes of vanilla. Rosso Maiana is full-bodied and robust on the palate and is recommended with roast meats and cheeses. more
Salice Salentino Riserva is a wine of intense red color with garnet colored hints, made of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. On the nose, fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, and notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. In the mouth it is smooth and balanced... more
Intense ruby-red in color with garnet reflections, the wine has concentrated aromas of black cherries, plums and blackberries, along with spiced notes of vanilla and licorice. Particularly suitable for roasted red meat, aged steak cuts, rotisseries and aged cheeses. more
This wine is characterized by a ruby red color with a fruit plummy nose and notes of spice and vanilla. An old world style Italian wine from the Puglia region - the boot. It's full yet soft tasting on the palate. An excellent complement to food in general especially meat dishes, pasta and... more