Sampietrana. Vigna la Cupa Salice Salentino Riserva
Salice Salentino Riserva DOC
Grape Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera (20%)
Spice, damson and strawberry fruit on the nose, there is a lovely warmth and depth to this wine. Tannins are rounded and comforting, a patina of familiarity, a sure-footed classic from the times when wine tasted of wine.
This is the top wine from Cantine Sampietrana and is a model Salice Salentino. It is made entirely from Negroamaro grown on low yielding bush vines grown on chalk rich clays. The grapes are picked by hand in the second week of September and the fermentation is in temperature controlled steel tanks. The wine is aged for one year in French barrique and two years in bottle.
Powerful, with deep concentrated fruit, tannins are rounding nicely and it has the lovely patina of ageing Negro Amaro.
A rich and full red, bursting with strawberry and blueberry fruit shot through with cocoa and vanilla, all lifted by touches of violet and porcini.