Salice Salentino DOC

Posted on Feb 16 2014 by pma

Vini vari

Production area: territories of Salice Salentino and Guagnano (Province of Lecce); some territories in the Province of Brindisi (Salento, Southern Puglia)

Wine types: Red; Red Reserve; Novello; Rosé; Sparkling Rosé; White; Sparkling White; White Spumante; Dessert wines (Aleatico Dolce; Aleatico Liquoroso Dolce)

Vine varieties: for the Whites, Chardonnay (min. 70%); Pinot Bianco (min. 80%).
For Reds and Rosés: Negroamaro (min 80%); Malvasia Nera di Brindisi; Malvasia Nera di Lecce.
For Dessert wines: Aleatico grapes (min. 85%).

Alcohol by volume: 11% (White); 11,5% (Rosé); 12% (Red)

Organoleptic properties

The Red type is ruby red in colour of varying intensity with red-brick tinges if subjected to ageing. To the nose it is vinous, ethereal, agreeable and intense. To the palate it is full-bodied, dry, well-orchestrated but velvety.
The Rosé type ranges from light pink to light cherry in colour. To the nose it is slightly lingering and vinous. To the palate it is dry and velvety, agreeably typical and fruity when young.
The White type is light straw yellow in colour with greenish tinges. To the nose it is delicate and agreeably fruity when young. To the palate it is dry, lively and fizzy.
The White Pinot type is light straw yellow in colour. To the nose it is agreeable fruity. To the palate it is dry, velvety and typical.
Both Aleatico types are garnet red of varying intensity in colour turning to orange tinges upon ageing. To the nose both wines are delicate and aromatic. To the palate Aleatico is full-bodied, warm and sweet (the Liquoroso is even sweeter).