“We produce Salice since 1954, to celebrate this historic wine, from the 2004 vin-tage 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 fin-ish. Very good with roasts and ripe cheese.
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
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 .
MATURATION: at least 12 months in barrel
BOTTLE AGEING: at least 6 months
ALCOHOL: 13,50 %
BOTTLE SIZE: 375/750/1500/3000/15000 ml
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C