2020 Rivera Salice Salentino DOC

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2020 Rivera Salice Salentino DOC

Salice Salentino is made from 90% Negroamaro, an indigenous grape of the region. A wine with body, spiciness, and light oak notes.  

Tasting Notes

Dense, purple-tinged ruby red; rich bouquet, with notes of dried plum and cherry; generous and complex in the mouth, with excellent structure, and a finish exhibiting the pleasant, bitterish note typical of the Negroamaro grape

salice salentino 2020 Rivera

About the Wine

Salice Salentino DOC rosso is the most typical red wine appellation of the Salento, the extreme south of Puglia. It is a blend of the area’s traditional grape varieties, the Negroamaro and a smaller part of Malvasia nera. State-of-the-art vinification and a few months ageing in oak barrels have given it its lively ruby hue, fragrances of dark berry fruit, full body, and lingering finish with a classic bitterish note.

Production

Vineyards trained in the “Salento gobelet” style, in Salento’s typical reddish clay soils; vines average 5,000 per hectare and yield 80-90 q./ha

Grapes are harvested between the first and the second week in September. The must macerates 8-9 days at 28°C in stainless steel; the vinification style is designed to bring out the freshness of the fruit and to highlight its varietal characteristics.

After a brief stay in glass-lined vats, the wine matures 3-4 months in one-year old small oak before being bottled.

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"One of our wee crackers - dusty soft tannins with a touch of both smokiness and spice mingling round the plum & cherry fruit. It’s super soft and smooth but with an attractive cherry bitterness on the finish - a hallmark of the dominant Negroamaro grape in Puglia. Great flavours and mouthfeel for a paltry £13.99 - could easily pay a fiver more for this and it would still be great value. Great for everyday/school day drinking!" Tasted 1 January 2024

    Specifications

    Year 2020
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar
    90% Negroamaro 10 % Malvasia Nera
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content  13.5%
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle
    10.1 units
    Type Red 
    Food Matches The ultimate pizza and spicy tomato base pasta red wine!
    Cellaring Potential 3-4 years
    Dietary Information Organic, Vegan & Vegetarian Approved
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Origin Brindisi and Lecce
    Appellation Puglia DOC