Leone de Castris

50a Vendemmia Salice Salentino Riserva DOC

50a Vendemmia Salice Salentino Riserva DOC
Italy

Red wine95% Negroamaro, 5% Malvasia Nera di Lecce
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    pork
    Mushroom
    Pasta
  • ColorIntense red colour with garnet hints.
  • NoseOn the nose it displays fruity notes of blackberry and black cherry, along with notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels.
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Clove, Baking Spiceclove
  • FlavorIn the mouth it is smooth and balanced with powerful, but never intrusive, tannins. Long fruity finish.

Puglia At a Glance

Region Name Puglia

Most Puglia wine is red, full-bodied, and will pair well with a wide variety of foods. Producers in Puglia have focused on making great red wines, and local grapes like Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Bombino Nero make for delicious drinking. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2017 Wine Spectator 90 Jul 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 89 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Advocate 88 Mar 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 88 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator A harmonious red, medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and well-knit flavors of crushed black cherry, espresso crema, violet and spice. A streak of rich, loamy earth is the savory underpinning that emerges on the chewy finish. Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. Drink now through 2026. 54,166 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Bright, bouncy aromas of red cherry and blackberry carry a sweet spice inflection of vanilla and anise on the nose. This is light in profile yet smooth and supple in feel, with a delicate framing of polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink in the near term. ALEXANDER PEARTREE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate This wine keeps its traditional label, and this is a statement in itself. Celebrating the 50th harvest, the Leone de Castris 2016 Salice Salentino Riserva clocks in at a modest 13.5% alcohol. It is a medium-bodied Riserva that is almost as stately and subtle as its old-fashioned label. Bright notes of red fruit and cherry are reigned in with earthy tones in a 90-10 Negroamaro-Malvasia Nera di Lecce blend. The 2016 vintage is more withdrawn than past editions in terms of intensity. Serve it under the pergola on a sunny day and picture yourself in 1960s Puglia with a crusty loaf of peasant bread and caciocavallo cheese. An ample 650,000 bottles are produced each year. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator This medium-bodied red is balanced and easy-drinking, offering light tannins and a fresh mix of spice-laced blackberry, dried thyme and pomegranate flavors. Smoke-tinged finish. Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. Drink now. 54,166 cases made, 620 cases imported. –AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review