It was in 1886 that Michele Violante, the great-great-grandfather of Piernicola Leone de Castris, current owner of the Leone de Castris estate, began farming and wine in the region of Gioia del Colle. The story continues today with Piernicola at the helm who decided as a nod to the birth of the estate to produce a wine from Gioia del Colle.This 2019 vintage is thus a tribute to the wine traditions of the Leone de Castris family, which combines both history and excellence.
Color : Intense red.
Nose : Notes of ripe black fruits, spices and tobacco.
Mouth : A wine with a wide texture in the mouth, dense and persistent finish.
Alcohol level : 14%
Winemaking : Maceration for 16 days, 8 months in barrels and 3 months in bottles.
Food pairing : Meat stew, full-bodied cheeses.
Aging potential : 7 to 10 years.
With more than one eighth of the country's vineyards, Puglia is often considered to be the wine cellar of Italy, topping the list of the number of hectolitres produced alongside Sicily.While yield and productivity tend to hold sway in this ...More infos
The story of the Leone de Castris winery started in 1665, when it was founded by Duke Oronzo in the small village of Salice Salentino, near the town of Lecce in Puglia. Although since the 19th century, the company largely only produced ...More infos