Drink 2006 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino

2006 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino

Relevant Links:
Leone de Castris (Website) (English)
Salice Salentino Reserve Red DOC Technical Sheet
2006 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino (CellarTracker.com)


20120418:
[20120529]
I wrote: "The 2006 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino (13.5% ABV) had a sour smell, but the first sip was smooth. The second second sip was slightly sour. It is decent." 4:25 PM

Website Information (CellarTracker.com):
Vintage 2006
Type Red
Producer Leone de Castris (web)
Variety Negroamaro
Designation n/a
Vineyard n/a
Country Italy
Region Puglia
SubRegion n/a
Appellation Salice Salentino

Website Information:
50 VENDEMMIA
Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva DOC

"We produce Salice since 1954, to celebrate this historic wine, from the 2004 vintage the label has the writing 50th vintage."

Wine of an intense red colour with garnet-coloured hints, made of negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. To the nose fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. In the mouth it is smooth and balanced with a strong but never intrusive tannin. Long last finish. Very good with roasted meats and ripe cheeses.

GRAPES: Negroamaro (90%); Malvasia Nera di Lecce (10%)
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
MATURATION: at least 12 months in barrel
BOTTLE AGEING: at least 3 months
BOTTLE SIZE: 375/750/1500/3000/15000 ml.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 C

Awards

Vintage ’07
89 points by Wine Enthusiast, June 2012
“Salice Salentino is a historic Italian red wine made with a blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. This interpretation shows off sun-ripened aromas of prune, raisin and cherry liqueur. The mouthfeel is plush and chewy, but also marked by a firm tannic backbone and lingering cinnamon and nutmeg.”

Vintage ’06 – 4 Grappoli “Bunches” (Duemilavini 2010/AIS); Tre Stelle (Guida Oro – I vini di Veronelli 2010)

Vintage ’05 – Two Glasses (Italian Wines 2009/ Gambero Rosso)

Vintage ’03 – Two Glasses (Italian Wines 2007/Gambero Rosso); Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2007 / Luca Maroni

Vintage ’02 – Two Glasses (Italian Wines 2006/Gambero Rosso)

Vintage ’00 – The Wine Advocate

Vintage ’99 – 4 Grappoli “Bunches”(Duemilavini 2003/AIS)

Vintage ’98 – Wine Enthusiast; Oscar Qualità/Prezzo(Almanacco del Bere Bene 2002); Two Glasses (Italian Wines 2002/Gambero Rosso)

Website Information (2008 Vintage):
CLASSIFICATION
Salice Salentino Riserva Red D.O.C.

VINTAGE
2008

GRAPES
Negroamaro 90%
Black Malvasia of Lecce 10%

AREA OF PRODUCTION
Salice Salentino, Veglie, Guagnano, Campi Salentina and San Donaci

TRAINING SYSTEM
Head training system with 7.000 vinestocks per hectare

YIELD IN GRAPE per HECTARE
70 quintals

AGE AVERAGE OF THE VINEYARDS
40 years

HARVEST
Hand picking with selection of bunches at the end of September

VINIFICATION
The grapes after a soft pressure and the separation of grape-stalk are submitted to particular maceration at checked temperature (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 .

ALCOHOL
13 % Vol.

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