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92 pts to Five Roses 2019 by Falstaff

Our Five Roses Rosato Igt Salento 2019 got 92 pts by Falstaff in the tasting ‘Rosè Wine Trophy’ 2020.

We are very happy of this very important recognition.

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Our wines on the international stage

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Prestigious awards by SWA and DWWA

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We are glad to announce the prestigious awards and recognitions of this year .

A very well deserved success for ‘Per lui Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva DOC 2015’ that obteined excellent results:
—‘Faccino’ DoctorWine 95/100 ( Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’italia 2018)

– ‘Tre Bicchieri’ Vini d’Italia 2018′ Gambero Rosso

— ‘5 Grappoli’ Bibenda
The Five Roses 73° Anniversary is winning once again the ‘4 viti’ Ais – Vitae, while the Five Roses classic version 2016 vintage is ‘Vino Quotidiano’ for Slow Food.
We also have got International awards in the Mundus Vini competition with a Silver Medal to Per lui Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva DOC 2014 and to the new Villa Santera Primitivo Igt Salento 2016.

We hope to improve our success and to reach new goals and staying an historical winery in a gradual evolution.

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Villa Santera Primitivo Rosso Igt

The smooth and pleasant Villa Santera Primitivo Rosso Igt is the expression of richness and complexity of Primitivo del Salento.

The grapes are harvested on the second ten days of September after a short period of over ripening . This process  gives to the wine a clear note of smoothness. The intense red colour is typical of Primitivo. At the nose plum, ribes and blueberry go with the elegant spices as vanilla, licorice and cloves. In the mouth is wide, smooth and persistent.

An unexpected wine.




Primitivo of Salento is characterized by an intense red colour, scents of red
fruits and a spiced aroma of vanilla. In the mouth it is wide, smooth and
persistent. Very good with grilled meat and ripe cheeses.
GRAPES: Primitivo
ALCOHOL: 14,5%
SOIL: clayey – muddy
TRAINING SYSTEM: Apulian head training with 7000 vinestocks per ha
HARVEST: second decade of September after a short period of over
YIELD PER HA: 7 tonnes
MATURATION: at least 3 months in barrel
BOTTLE AGEING: at least 3 months
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml.



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A new born: Villa Santera Primitivo Rosato

Our selection of rosé wine is now enriched by the last born“Villa Santera Rosato” obtained by 100% Primitivo grapes. Generally this grapes is used to obtain rich and lasting wines where smoothness and opulence are the main features. Apparently these characteristics are very far away from the idea of rosé wine, but all depends from the vineyard management .
The Primitivo grapes is described by strong hints of berries that, in the case of red wines, turn into  mature fruits and jam aroma. If this kind of grapes are  harvested between the second and the third decade of August, before that the process of dehydratation starts, we can obtain rosé wines with fruity and fresh marks, highlighted by rosé vinification,  very typical of this kind of grapes. The result will be a real fresh-squeezed juice of primitivo, without any effects of oak or drying process.


GRAPE: Primitivo 100%
PRODUCTION AREA: Salice Salentino
TRAINING SYSTEM: cordon spur with  5000 vinestocks per ha
SOIL: medimum-textured
YIELD PER  HA: 9 tonnes
HARVEST: second/third decade of August
VINIFICATION: after a soft pressing the grapes are submitted to a particular maceration ( 8-10° C) for a short time. Then the must is left to decant for 24 hours. It follow the cleaning and fermantation at 14-16-°C for about 20 days. Before bottling it is doing a short refinement in the steel tanks.
ALCOHOL: 12,5%

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Leone de Castris is Ecofriendly also this year

We are very happy to annonce that Vini Buoni d’Italia in collaboration with Verallia has assigned to Leone de Castris the certificate ‘ECOFRIENDLY’ for the efforts done to protect the environment.


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Degorgement Five Roses Anniversario Metodo Classico 2010

After 6 long years of refinement on the yeasts, here we are : Five Roses Anniversario Metodo Classico 2010!


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’50° vintage’ Salice Salentino awards


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