Mabis, Casato di Melzi, Salice Salentino Riserva, DOC, Italy, 2017
The Biscardo Family have been making wine from their base in Soave for over 150 years and are currently led by brothers Maurizio and Martino.
During the course of Maurizio's long and illustrious career, he has consulted for well known wineries around Italy and in doing so he came across the vineyards for their Puglian wines. Both the Pugliese and Veneto wines are characterised by an almost dangerous drinkability, aromatic purity and exceptional value for money.
Most of the land is planted with small trees (around 5.500 trees per hectare), of which around 25% is cultivated to espalier. The soil composition is mixed, slightly sandy with a ph of 7.5 which is ideal for these varieties.
Fermentation takes place in 4ml diameter autoclaves to facilitate the development of narrow and wide marc caps, which, under controlled temperatures of 15 - 20C°, helps the withdrawal of the colours and extracts. Separation of the most from the marcs. Refinement on the lees, malolactic fermentation and aging in steel. Aging in barrels for 6 month and in stainless steel tanks for 12 months.
Type: French and American
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 5
Hint of leather and spices, vanilla and cherry on the nose, with a soft and fruity palate
Perfect with rich sauces, roasted red meats and a summer BBQ.
Malvasia Nera 10%
6 x 75cl
Emilia Romagna, Italy