Salice Salentino DOC Riserva
Wine of an intense red colour with garnet-coloured hints, made of Ne-groamaro and Malvasia Nera. To the nose fruity sensations of blackber-ry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refine-ment in oak barrels. In the mouth it is smooth and balanced with a strong but never intrusive tannin. Long last finish. Very good with roast-ed meats and ripe cheeses.
MAIN GRAPES: Negroamaro
SOIL: medium – textured
TRAINING SYSTEM: Apulian head training with 7000 vinestocks per ha
VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: 40 years
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 checked tempera-ture (20 – 22° C) for a period of 8-12 days. After the fermentation the wine is put to sharpen in oak barrels of 30 hls for about 12 months. It becomes “Reserve” after 2 years from the date of harvest .
MATURATION: at least 12 moths in barrel
BOTTLE AGING: at least 3 months
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C