Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Maiana 2017
The Leone de Castris family has been making wines in Salice Salentino from over three centuries, a small village in the region of Puglia.
Intense deep red color with purple hues. The nose is fruity, revealing aromas of plum, black fruit, and blackberry jam, with a pleasantly spicy sensation of vanilla, tea, and amber. On the palate it is rich and full-bodied, with smooth, integrated tannin's.
Suggested food pairing:
Ideal with grilled meats, baked pasta dishes, pasta with hearty sauce, and strong cheeses.
|Region||Italy, Puglia, Salice Salentino|
|Brand||Leone de Castris|
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