Salice Salentino

 

Salice Salentino D.O.C. rosso is the most typical red wine of the Salento, the extreme south of Puglia, a blend of the area’s traditional grape varieties,  Negroamaro and some Malvasia Nera. After a brief stay in glass-lined vats, the wine matures 3-4 months in one-year-old small oak before being bottled. Dense, purple-tinged ruby red; good varietal nose, with hints of dried plum and morello cherry; generous and complex in the mouth, with excellent structure, and a finish exhibiting the pleasant, bitterish note typical of the Negroamaro.

The wine maker, Nuria Altes grew up in the Terra Alta area, a wine region located in the southeastern province of Catalonia, is one of the largest wine regions in the province.  The name Terra Alta means “high land, the vineyards on Herencia Altes than 450 meters above sea level.  Because it is not a very famous wine region’s wine region here is still a lot to discover. Beautiful old vines Grenache goes into this young and fresh red wine.  Tasty and elegant, soft wine with notes of ripe  red and black fruits such as blackberries and cherries, and subtle spiciness and a hint of chocolate.  Delicious wine to drink without food but also delicious with pasta, seafood and lighter mea dishes.

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