Denomination: Malvasia Nera
Wine Classification: IGP SALENTO ROSSO (red).
Production Area: Leverano (Lecce).
Alcohol by volume: 14,00% vol.
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay) with calcareous zones.
Yield: 8-9 tons of grapes per ha.
Training method: “sapling” and spurred cordon.
Vineyard density: 4500 plants per ha.
Vinification: after grape de-stemming, the must and the skins undergo a maceration for about 6-7 days at a temperature of 24-26 C°. The malolactic fermentation is followed by ageing in barriques for about 4 months.
Ageing: 1 or 2 years, depending on the harvest.
Color: ruby red with soft hint of violet.
Bouquet: fine, slightly fruity with a wide range of aromas, such as red prune.
Taste: nicely sweet, nuanced and persistent with perfume of licorice.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Pairing:grilled red meat and gentle aged cheese.