Leone de Castris
was born in 1665, during a period when revolutions both on the political and scientific sides took place, a winery which have literally seen and participated to historical changes for more than three centuries.
On its part it has been the first winery to sell a rosé wine
in 1943, whose name, on the alley’s army request, has been anglicized in “Five Roses
”, a signature that has directly acquired a place in the Italian and international enology history.
Through the centuries, production has been searching for innovation, new challenges, but at the same time keeping on giving space to those which are the original tastes of the land that hosts the winery.
In this sense the 50° VENDEMMIA - Salice Salentino Doc Riserva - Leone De Castris
is emblematic, both in the name and the content (100% Negroamaro
), awarded with three glasses gambero rosso for the 2014 vintage available in our catalogue.
A lively red ruby colour, with fruity aromas at first than turning to spices (licorice in particular). A the palate it is soft, velvety and well balanced, with mainly spiced notes tending to vanilla due to the oak barrels refinement, with a lightly sapid finale cleaning the mouth.