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Region: Apulia (Puglia)
Zone: Salice Salentino DOC

Salice Salentino Rosso DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12%
Storage potential: 4 years

The best known Salento DOC red wine, Salice Salentino Rosso DOC, is made from Negroamaro grapes (80-100%), with the permitted addition of Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and/or Malvasia di Lecce (0-20%). The wine is grown around the city of Salice Salentino, west of Lecce.

Salice Salentino Rosso DOC is an intense, full-bodied and velvety red wine, with a slightly bitter undertone and, if it originates from certain producers, it has an impressive aging capacity and durability. The wine turns brick red with age.

A barrel aged Riserva type is also available.

Aging potential is 6-7 years.

Among the Salento red wines, Salice Salentino Rosso DOC forms a class by itself. 

Great dishes to have with Salice Salentino Rosso DOC

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