Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

The Cantele estate is a third-generation family-owned and run winery founded by the current generation's grandparents, immigrants from the north who settled in Puglia after WWII. Known for its pioneering work with Chardonnay and its passion for native grapes.

100% Negroamaro from Cantele's top parcels, this is one of Cantele's most critically acclaimed wines, widely recognized as a classic.

About the Vineyard

The narrow Salento peninsula is renowned for high-quality wine thanks to abundant ventilation, temperate weather, extreme diurnal shifts in summer, and limestone-rich soils. Over the last two decades, Cantele has implemented a cutting-edge "minimal intervention" system in its vineyards, thus ensuring freshness and varietal expression.

Food Pairing

Rich red fruit flavor with zinging acidity and lively minerality make it ideal for roast meats, especially rosemary and garlic-studded lamb.

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned Bush
Elevation
130 feet
Average Vine Age
20-50 years
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1981
Bottles produced of this wine
250,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Negroamaro
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
14-18 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Three to five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6 days
Fermentation temperature
77-79 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
7-12
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Size of aging container
225L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
6 months in Barrique, the balance in stainless steel
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
2.3 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
34.3 g/L

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