Salice Salentino Riserva Leone de Castris 2006

External Review by WineExpress.com:

This wine comes from Leone di Castris, a winery in Southern Italy that just celebrated its 50th anniversary with the 2004 vintage. Their vineyards were planted in 1954 and the vines are mature and low yielding. The winery recently made a smart decision to bring in noted consultant Ricardo Cotarella. He has been at work and carefully oversaw the 2006 vintage production. His focus is on bringing out the best expression in every wine from the least expensive to the rarest and most precious. He’s known for making $10 wines that taste like $20 and $20 wines that taste like $40. This 2006 Riserva is just such a wine. The Wine Advocate recently scored it 90 points and said "The 2006 Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 50th Vendemmia (Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera) is a very pretty, nuanced wine laced with wild cherries, plums, graphite and spices. Silky tannins frame an exceptional, elegant finish. This cask-aged Salice Salentino is a gem, not to mention an absolute steal for the money. The 50th Vendemmia celebrates the estate’s 50th vintage in grand style."

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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

External Reviews for Salice Salentino Riserva Leone de Castris

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/10/2010

This wine comes from Leone di Castris, a winery in Southern Italy that just celebrated its 50th anniversary with the 2004 vintage. Their vineyards were planted in 1954 and the vines are mature and low yielding. The winery recently made a smart decision to bring in noted consultant Ricardo Cotarella. He has been at work and carefully oversaw the 2006 vintage production. His focus is on bringing out the best expression in every wine from the least expensive to the rarest and most precious. He’s known for making $10 wines that taste like $20 and $20 wines that taste like $40. This 2006 Riserva is just such a wine. The Wine Advocate recently scored it 90 points and said "The 2006 Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 50th Vendemmia (Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera) is a very pretty, nuanced wine laced with wild cherries, plums, graphite and spices. Silky tannins frame an exceptional, elegant finish. This cask-aged Salice Salentino is a gem, not to mention an absolute steal for the money. The 50th Vendemmia celebrates the estate’s 50th vintage in grand style."




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