Denomination: Leverano Riserva
Wine Classification: DOP LEVERANO ROSSO RISERVA.
Production Area: Leverano (Le)
Grape: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera.
Alcohol by volume: 14,0% vol.
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay), with calcareous zones
Yield: 77 tons of grapes per ha
Training method: “sapling” and spurred cordon
Vineyard Density: 5000-6000 plants for ha
Vinification: after a deep selection of the grapes, they are passed through a de-stemmer (no crushing). The must is left to soak in contact with the skins for 6-7 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°. After the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations the wine ages 10-12 months in oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle.
Ageing: 3 years or more depending on the harvest; it’s a red wine with high ageing potential
Color: bright ruby red
Bouquet: vibrant with hints of nicely ripe red berry fruit
Taste: warm and balanced with velvety tannins and very lingering
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Pairing: grilled red meat, bushmeat and aged cheeses