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Leone de Castris Salento Bianco Verdeca Messapia 2009

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"Made from 100% Verdeca, an ancient Greek variety that produces wines that are crisp, refreshing and floral.Straw yellow in color, with light green highlights, this wine offers aromas of citrus fruits along with a hint of wildflowers."Adapted from the importer's website

Region: Italy » Puglia » Salento

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Color: White
Variety: Verdeca
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Leone de Castris:
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

Editorial Reviews for Leone de Castris Salento Bianco Verdeca Messapia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,799
2.50 5
04/06/2012

Rich with aromas of pineapple, melon, orange gel candies and a certain light waxiness this is attractive if a touch simple. Round in the mouth with good acid and a refreshing feel while delivering simple yet attractive lemon, candied lime and light honeydew flavors. The modest finish is acid driven and lemony. 83pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
04/09/2012

I loved this wine! Very fresh and crisp, easy drinking yet complex enough to make your palate ponder a bit. Unique and different - a great way to branch out and try a new grape!


Snooth User: ONUMello
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3.50 5
07/24/2011

Crisp nose of lemon/lime zest, crushed rocks and white flowers. The palate is just like the nose- citrus zest, florals, minerality. Focused and crisp, good acidity, medium finish.


External Reviews for Leone de Castris Salento Bianco Verdeca Messapia

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The 2009 Verdeca Bianco Messapia is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Puglia. Bright citrus


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WA 90pts - Winemaker Notes - Verdeca grapes express themselves with the characteristic straw yellow and greenish highlights. The nose has interesting hints of wild flowers together with citrus fruits as bergamot and exotic as pineapple. It has a fresh taste, sapid and nicely persistent. Very good with seafood dishes and fresh cheese. Serve at 8-10 C.



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"Made from 100% Verdeca, an ancient Greek variety that produces wines that are crisp, refreshing and floral.Straw yellow in color, with light green highlights, this wine offers aromas of citrus fruits along with a hint of wildflowers."Adapted from the importer's website

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