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Pietra Salice Salentino
Pietra Salice Salentino
Pietra is produced by Cantine Menhir located in the beautiful coastal region of Puglia, Italy. They are focused on organic, sustainable and vegan farming and honoring the land from which their grapes come.
Region: Salento, Puglia
Varietal Composition: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera
Alcohol Content: 14%
Soil Composition: Red soil on layers of calcareous rock
Vine Training Method: Apulian Alberello
Elevation: 450 ft
Vine Exposure: North-South
Harvest Time: Mid-September
Fermentation Container: Stainless Steel
Length of Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 Days
Length of Maceration: 24 hours
Malolactic Fermentation: Wood
Type of Aging Container: Oak
Type of Oak: Slovenian/Barrique
Length of Aging: Before Bottling: 24 Months
Length of Bottle Aging: 4 Months
Vegan: Yes
Organically Grown: Yes (Appellation Approval in 2 years)

Pietra Salice Salentino

Wine Description

Salice Salentino is primarily made with the Negroamaro grape which has been planted in the Salice Salentino region since the sixth century B.C. Negroamaro grapes are thick skinned and have a deep black and purple coloring. The DOC regulations allow for 20% Malvasia Nera which softens the tannins of the Negroamaro and adds beautiful aromatic qualities.

Tasting Notes

Luminous ruby red color with an intense elegant and fruity nose of blueberry, hibiscus, and sage. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nutty almond finish.

Food Pairing

Pastas with red meat ragout, grilled meats, and aged cheeses

 

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