Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Maiana 2020
|Region||Italy, Puglia, Salice Salentino|
|Brand||Leone de Castris|
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.
An intense burst of black raspberries and cedary spice defines the 2020 Salice Salentino Maiana. This is soft- textured and fruit-focused, with juicy acidity propelling waves of ripe cherry across the palate. It finishes gently tannic yet full of energy, making for a pleasant punctuation to such an extroverted experience.