Leone De Castris

Salice Salentino DOC Riserva Leone De Castris 75cl

Award won: Tre Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso 2017

“We produce Salice since 1954, to celebrate this historic wine, from the 2004 vintage the label has the writing 50th vintage.
Wine of an intense red colour with garnet-coloured hints, made of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. To the nose fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. In the mouth, it is smooth and balanced with a strong but never intrusive tannin. Long last finish. 

  • VINTAGE: 2014
  • GRAPES: Negroamaro (90%); Malvasia Nera di Lecce (10%)SOIL: medium – textured
  • HARVEST: end of September
  • YIELD PER HA: 7 tonnes

    VINIFICATION: The grapes after a soft pressure and the separation of grape-stalk are submitted to particular maceration at a checked temperature (20 – 22° C) for a period of 8-12 days. After the fermentation, the wine is put to sharpen in oak barrels of 30hl for about 12 months. It becomes “Reserve” after 2 years from the date of harvest.

    • MATURATION: at least 12 months in barrel
    • BOTTLE AGEING: at least 6 months
    • ALCOHOL: 13,5 %
    • FOOD pairing: Very good with roasts and ripe cheese.


    Vintage 2014:
    ‘Tre Bicchieri’ (Gambero Rosso)
    ‘Grand Gold and Best of Show Italy’ (Mundus Vini)

    Vintage 2013:
    Golden Medal (Mundus Vini)
    Vino Quotidiano (Slow Wine)
    Silver Medal by Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards

    Vintage 2011:
    Due Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)
    91 p. (Wine Enthusiast)
    85 p. (Mundus Vini)
    89 p. (Wine Spectator)

    Vintage 2010:
    Tre bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)
    Bronze Medal (DAWA)

    Vintage 2009:
    Tre bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)
    Silver Medal (IWSC London)
    Silver Medal (Winepress China)
    Silver Medal (Mundus Vini)
    Bronze Medal (Wine 100 Competition Shanghai

    Allergy Advice: Contains sulphites.

    Agrumia does not sell any alcoholic beverages to individuals who are not 18 years old, and by placing an order, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.


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    Very good

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    Moorish and tasty product