Leone de Castris

Messapia Verdeca Salento IGP

Messapia Verdeca Salento IGP
Italy

White wine100% Verdeca
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Fish
    Lobster
    Salad
  • ColorCharacteristic straw yellow color with greenish highlights.
  • NoseThe nose reveals interesting aromas of wildflowers together with citrus fruits (bergamot) and tropical fruits (pineapple).
    Lycheelychee
    Orange Blossomorange-blossom
  • FlavorFresh and fruity on the palate with a long delicate herbal and aromatic 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
2022 James Suckling 89 Sep 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2022 James Suckling 89 Jun 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2021 Vinous Media 87 May 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 90 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Enthusiast 89 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2022 James Suckling Very fresh aromas of yellow peaches, spruced up with a hint of mint. Medium-bodied with a more citrusy, tight lime character on the palate. Trim, crisp and tangy. Fun. Drink now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2022 James Suckling Very fresh aromas of yellow peaches, spruced up with a hint of mint. Medium-bodied with a more citrusy, tight lime character on the palate. Trim, crisp and tangy. Fun. Drink now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2021 Vinous Media The 2021 Verdeca Messapia is delicate and understated, with sea air and savory herb aromas forming its bouquet. Saline minerals and tart orchard fruits quickly contrast a pleasant inner sweetness up front. It tapers off with tension with a crunchy Granny Smith apple quality. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2018 James Suckling Fine, light thread of lime peel and a fresh peaches. This has a very sleek and super fine feel with succulent, juicy and attractive fresh-fruit to finish. Drink now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of apple peel, citrus and lemon verbena carry to the light, crisp palate. This is brisk and lively in feel, displaying a wonderful mix of orchard fruit, citrus and herbal flavors that make it a perfect accompaniment alongside grilled chicken or seafood. Shelf Talker Full Page Review

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