Taurino Salice Salentino Rosso, Red Wine
Salice Salentino is a small town in Apulia, the heel of Italy and the name of this DOC wine. The grapes are Negroamaro and Malvasis Nera, both grown on the estate of Dottor Cosimo Taurino. The wines are not trained and are severely pruned, thereby reducing yelds and forcing all the vitality of the plant onto a small amount of fruit. The wines made from these grapes are generous, fruity, and full of extract. Subject to only minimal filtration before bottling in order to preserve all the characteristics of the product, which unusual for this area, are aged in small oak barriques for about six months. Serve Salice Salentino at room temperature with traditional Italian dishes, steaks, and roasts. Alcohol 13.5% by Vol. Product of Italy.