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Leone de Castris Primitivo Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2010

Member Review by vino in love:

Villa Santera had a deep red color that goes towards purple. On the nose, I smelled very little vanilla and nothing. The palate had aggressive, unpleasing tannins and strong alcohol notes while being very dry. So we sat there and thought: "What can we do with this wine? It's undrinkable". We decided to chill it down to around 8°C and gave the wine a second chance. I know it's rather unusual to chill red wines like this but we didn't know what else to do with it. Second try: There were aromas of vanilla and a bit of ginger. There was also a bit of red fruit. That was much better than when we first tried it but by the time we gave the wine his second chance we were already done with dinner but oh well. After taking a sip, the wine seemed to have less aggressive tannins. Villa Santera remained dry. There were still too many unpleasing tannins though. I started to taste a bit of chocolate. The finish was short. Chilling the wine helped a bit. It tasted a bit like a low-quality South-Italian dessert wine. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2010-leone-de-castris-villa-santera/

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https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in vineyards and olive groves, is the landscape giving life to Leone de Castris’ wine tradition. It is exactly here, on the very spot where today’s cellar stands, that in 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, gave birth to the company. He got enchanted by this landscape and decided to sell all hi... Read more
https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in vineyards and olive groves, is the landscape giving life to Leone de Castris’ wine tradition. It is exactly here, on the very spot where today’s cellar stands, that in 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, gave birth to the company. He got enchanted by this landscape and decided to sell all his properties in Spain in order to draw the best from the Salentine rich terroir. He began to plant new vines, olive trees and wheat along 5 thousand hectares‘ properties, not only in Salice, but also in Guagnano, Veglie, Villa Baldassarri, Novoli and San Pancrazio. Read less

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Snooth User: vino in love
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1.00 5
02/06/2013

Villa Santera had a deep red color that goes towards purple. On the nose, I smelled very little vanilla and nothing. The palate had aggressive, unpleasing tannins and strong alcohol notes while being very dry. So we sat there and thought: "What can we do with this wine? It's undrinkable". We decided to chill it down to around 8°C and gave the wine a second chance. I know it's rather unusual to chill red wines like this but we didn't know what else to do with it. Second try: There were aromas of vanilla and a bit of ginger. There was also a bit of red fruit. That was much better than when we first tried it but by the time we gave the wine his second chance we were already done with dinner but oh well. After taking a sip, the wine seemed to have less aggressive tannins. Villa Santera remained dry. There were still too many unpleasing tannins though. I started to taste a bit of chocolate. The finish was short. Chilling the wine helped a bit. It tasted a bit like a low-quality South-Italian dessert wine. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2010-leone-de-castris-villa-santera/


Snooth User: Markus
7790561
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/05/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Gourmet Mommy
3490856
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/17/2007

Dry, mellow. Light pepper flavor. Nice for a classic Italian dinner. I had it with antipasti: prosciutto, sweet sopressatta, tangy cow's milk cheeses, crostini. Perfect match.



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