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Leone de Castris Donna Lisa Salice Riserva
Leone de Castris Donna Lisa Salice Riserva
 
Leone de Castris Donna Lisa Salice Riserva
2003
 
In the barrique wines selection of Leone De Castris. Excellent !!!
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
ClassificationDOC
GrapeNegroamaro (90%), Malvasia Nera di Lecce (10%)
TasteTaste full and persistent, rich of elegant and velvety tannins.
ColourColour ruby red intense.
NosePerfume complex in which jams of red fruits are mixed with sweet spiced notes.
AccompaniesRecommended with roasted red meats, game and seasoned cheeses.
Temperature18° - 20° C
HarvestEnd of September.
 
TCD OPINION
 
Five stars year considerend excellent. Vintage '03 GOLD MEDAL at the International Wine Contest 2008, Bucharest, Rumania.
Red Wine obtained from typical Salento's Negroamaro grapes, aged in barrique; ruby red colour; intense, delicate, ethereal vanilla bouquet; dry, velvety, and soft flavour. A marvellous companion for roasts, red meat and particularly for game and strong flavoured dishes. It's suggested to uncork the bottle just one hour before use and serve at a temperature of 18 - 20°C.

TCD Score: 92/100
With a score of 92 this wine is one of the best made with fermentation in oak barrels of the south of Italy

 
 
Leone De Castris
 
North-west of Salentine Peninsula, zone of old wine growing and wine producing traditions, lies Salice Salentino, a small rural town which boasts the more than three century old wineryLeone de Castris.

Among the fertile vineyards of that time, just where nowadays the works rise, Duke Oronzo Arcangelo Maria Francesco de Castris Lemos'Count (Ferrante and Francisco's nephew both Spanish viceroy in Italy) founded the first winery. It was the year 1665. The Duke was a wise and far-sighted man; therefore, after the first few years of product processing, he rushed to Spain, sold some of his possesions, came back and invested his earnings in the Salentine lands.

Round Salice, Guagnano, Veglie, Villa Baldassarri, Novoli and San Pancrazio the Duke came into possesion of as much as 5 thousand hectares, on which not only did he plant new species of vine, but even olives and wheat. At beginning of the 19th century the winery began to export unprocessed wine to the United States of America, Germany and France.

The winery began bottling its product with Piero e Lisetta Leone de Castris,in 1925. In 1943 the production of Five Roses, the most famous product of the firm started and it was the the first rosè to be bottled and made marketable in Italy.

During last war, the Saletine Rosè by Leone de Castris, FIVE ROSES, was exported to the United States. This wine is named after a "contrada" (a rural zone) in the feud of Salice Salentino, which is called "Cinque Rose" (five roses). This zone is so called because for many generations each de Castris has had five children. At the end of last war, General Charles Poletti, Supply Officer of the Allied Forces, asked for large supply of rosè. However, he required a wine with an American name. FIVE ROSES was, thus, born.

The history of this family and of the winery is still going. On. Cavaliere del Lavoro Salvatore Leone de Castris has contributed to a very important development - also as international level - of the Company.

City
Salice Salentino
Leone De Castris
 
Puglia
 
Puglia
Puglia

 

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