Aiace Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2017
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Fruit Notes, Full-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera di Lecce.|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Chocolatey, rich, intense|
|Food Pairing Guide||Drink on its own, with lamb chops, or hearty mushroom dishes|
|Terroir||Deep, dry limestone-clay-siliceous soil|
Aiace Salice Salentino Riserva is a rich and intense wine from mainland Italy's southernmost region. It has an inviting, deep ruby red colour with intense, fruity aromas of dark fruits and berries. It's a full bodied wine with smooth tannins and plenty of character. The rich fruitiness is backed up with chocolatey, spicy notes from ageing in barriques. A delicious wine for any occasion from one of our favourite regions in Italy.
A rather lovely description of the estate: "Not far from the town of Lecce and from the sea, on the road to Taranto, at the gates of Salice Salentino, centuries-old olive trees and luxuriant vineyards surround Castello Monaci. The long corridor which links the main road to the castle is a line which goes through the estate, a meridian which divides the vineyards and opens the gates to the modern cellar. Here spreads the sun which floods the land with light and creates unique shapes, like the fruits to which it gives birth. Castello Monaci. Crafted by the sun. A Homeric figure, Ajax Telamon, son of Telamon, is the great Ajax. King of Salamis, he took part in the Trojan war, frequently distinguishing himself amongst the Greek heroes for his strength and outstanding bravery. Strong, imposing and immensely handsome, he was always composed and master of himself."