Salice Salentino Riserva, A Top Salento Red
Exquisite Salice Salentino Riserva is aged for at least 24 months, 6 of which occur in wood. This is the primary characteristic distinguishing this Italian red wine compared to “normal” Salice Salentino wine, and determines the noteworthy difference in traits that it presents to the senses.
Over the course of time, the color of Salice Salentino Riserva changes quickly: ruby to brick, with the emergence of a bouquet of mature red fruit, and a palate offering notes of leather and licorice.
Obtained from select Negroamaro and Malvasia nera grapes picked at full maturation, mostly by hand, this Italian red wine like others suitable for aging is subject to two types of fermentation, alcohol and malolactic, the latter occurring in oak barrels.
The grape varietals needed to produce the Riserva must be grown in the area of the town of the same name, and its entire administrative territory – Veglie and Guagnano in the province of Lecce, and San Pancrazio and Sandonaci in that of Brindisi. Other territories allowed by production guidelines are those of Campi Salentina and Cellino San Marco. Remember, the best wines take you to their place of origin!