SALICE SALENTINO GIARDINELLI 2018

£10.99

Puglia. Full bodied, ripe and ultra soft with sweet dark fruit and a hit of the classic bitter cherry.
100% Negroamaro
8 months in oak
Vegan

48 in stock

SKU: 00787 Categories: ,

Description

Full bodied, ripe and ultra soft with sweet dark fruit, liquorice and a hint of the classic bitter cherry. The perfect accompaniment to Italian pasta dishes with tomato. Also works with red meats, like hot roast beef and grain mustard, spicy hearty pork sausages or guinea fowl in a rich sauce. Good too with a casserole of beans or lentils.

GRAPE Negroamaro, Malvasia CLOSURE Screwcap
REGION DOP Salice Salentino, Puglia VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2018 VEGAN No
ABV 13% ORGANIC No

 

DRY    |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT   |________|________|________*________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK    |________*________|________|________|     OAKY

Additional information

Agricole Vallone

Founded in 1935, this well-established family winery is one of the original quality producers of the Salento peninsula. Of the family's 600 hectares of land spread over three estates, vineyards cover 170 hectares, whilst the rest is planted with a plethora of other agricultural crops, including some of the oldest olive groves in the country.Sisters Vittoria and Maria Teresa, along with Francesco, Vallone own and run the estate – which was established by Vittoria and Maria Teresa's grandfather. They are supported by winemaker Dr. Graziana Grassini, a consultant with a degree in oenology from the University of Pisa, who works with some of the most prestigious family-owned wineries in Italy. The Vallone sisters produce wines consistently rated amongst the best in Puglia.Agricole Vallone has two different winemaking facilities, each with the most advanced, up-to-date equipment. The Flaminio estate, near Brindisi, houses the cellar where all the wines are vinified, while the Copertino cellar, in the province of Lecce, carries out the process of maturation in oak, using both large botti and small French oak barrels. Their Tenuta Serranova estate lies up the coast from Brindisi.A traditional company from sunny and vibrant southern Italy, the core of production centres around indigenous grape varieties, including Negroamaro, Susumaniello and Primitivo (for black grapes) and Fiano and Falanghina (for white).

Production

From a blend of rigorously selected Negroamaro grapes, with a touch of Malvasia Nera to add complexity and elegance. The grapes are hand harvested from the Giardinalli vineyard on Vallone's Iore estate in San Pancrazio Salentino, where deep chalk-clay soils predominate. Here the vines are on average 40 years' old and trained in the traditional bush system known as 'alberello' as well as 'spalliera'. Grapes are crushed and given 70 hours skin contact; free run juice and soft pressing only. The wine is matured for 8 months in 50 hectolitre Slavonic oak casks and filtered using natural decantation / refrigeration methods before bottling.