Liante Salice Salentino DOC 2011

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 2011 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

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
    Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014

    "Modern and clean, this is a textural pleasure of plush richness and perfumed complexity. The blend is 80 percent negroamaro and 20 percent malvasia nera di Lecce, grown in clay-limestone soils, a portion of the wine aged in French barriques. The wine balances meat and fruit flavors the way quail stuffed with pomegranate might."

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Unlisted
    Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Review is not available at this time

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

    "Another excellent value, the 2011 Salice Salentino Liante caresses the palate with layers of silky, perfumed dark red and black fruit. Floral, spiced notes add lift on the refreshing, medium-bodied finish."

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Decanter Author: Tom Maresca
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "Delicious blackberry fruit with tobacco hints and bitter chocolate; beautiful finish."

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