Today we have a real treat for Italian wine drinkers! Hailing from Puglia's Salento Peninsula, the source of some of the finest Negroamaro wines worldwide, comes this approachable yet complex red from Leone de Castris. A winery that's been based in Puglia since the 1600s, they pride themselves in producing high-quality wines of indigenous varietals of Puglia. 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera, Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva acts as a wonderful introduction to the region or a staple buy for frequent Puglia wine drinkers. If you like fruit-forward, savory, full reds, this region is for you!
This excellent value Italian red is juicy, ripe, and approachable with nice complexity and welcomed savoriness that will excite even the most experienced palate. A wonderful example of southern Italian Negroamaro, Leone de Castris offers a wealth of plum, fig, and licorice aromas with ripe blackberry, dark cherry, and herbal flavors. With limited stock available, grab this full-bodied, savory red in multiples before it sells out!