Liante Salice Salentino DOC 2009

Castello Monaci

"Liante" is the "wind of the Levant" which gusts throughout the Adriatic region.

Terroir: Negramaro and Malvasia Nera di Lecce are sourced from estate vineyards surrounding the 16th century winery.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested before dawn to avoid exposure to the hot sun. The Negroamaro ripens first; typically in early September, followed by the Malvasia up to two weeks later. The grapes are macerated and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks follow by 6 months in the cellar where 25% the wine will rest in French oak and the remainder in stainless steel. 50,000 bottles produced.

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The 2009 Liante Salice Salentino is deep ruby red in color with an expressive bouquet of plum, spice and vanilla. Rich and pure in the mouth with mixed berry, cedar and smoke.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011

    "The 2009 Salice Salentino Liante (Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera) is a sleek red. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine's impeccable textural polish. Ideally, the Liante might show a little more varietal character, but that is a relatively small critique for a wine at this price point."

    Grade: 87

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