• "Il Lemos" Susumaniello Salento IGT 2018

      “Il Lemos” Susumaniello Salento IGT 2018

      In the glass intense violet. The bouquet of smoke, spices with traces of liquorice. Tight on the palate, then opening and a mouth of wine with everything the wine connoisseur's heart desires when thinking of Puglia: harmony, fresh fruit and animating acidity, in addition to fine extract sweetness and well-knit tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep dark color with violet reflections. Balsamic bouquet with notes of red fruits, spicy and with delicate hints of red roses. On the palate it is straightforward, direct and tasty in the interplay between freshness and softness, fine tannins and a touch of liquorice. Bibenda

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,82 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,88
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063718 ·  0,75 l · 12,28 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,21 €
    • "Five Roses" Rosato Salento IGT 2019

      “Five Roses” Rosato Salento IGT 2019

      Rosato Five Roses tickles the nose with a complex floral, citrus and spicy fragrance; accordingly, the full, soft, graceful and persistent taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, bright, old rose. Fine and inviting nose, of ripe peach, yellow fruits and wild berries underlined by a minimal spiciness. On the palate crisp and with fine fruit, extends beautifully over the tongue, slightly salty, with a dark, animating aftertaste". Falstaff

      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months Steel tank
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062419 · 0,75 l · 12,28 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,21 €
    • Salice Salentino Rosso "50° Vendemmia" Riserva DOC 2016

      Salice Salentino Rosso “50° Vendemmia” Riserva DOC 2016

      The Riserva from the great tradition line of de Castris captivates with intensive cherry fruit and a fine wood note. On the palate strong, round and harmonious, the aftertaste is wonderfully long lasting. Every year a fantastic value! SUPERIORE.DE

      "There’s a dynamic character to the nose here, despite the richness, with morello cherries, brambleberries and orange peel. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and nice dark-fruit intensity on the finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months big barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062216 · 0,75 l · 12,28 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,21 €
    • "Five Roses 76° Anniversario" Rosato del Salento IGT 2019

      “Five Roses 76° Anniversario” Rosato del Salento IGT 2019

      Here comes one of Italy's most popular rosati: Bright salmon pink, berry fruits in the nose and hints of cherries. Soft and fruity the harmonious finish. The "Anniversario" comes from 50 year old vines and is the top rosato of the house. It was first vinified in 1993 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Five Roses. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera and Lecce
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months Steel tank
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15063619 · 0,75 l · 12,55 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,41 €
    • "Donna Lisa" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

      “Donna Lisa” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

      Donna Lisa Riserva with balsamic bouquet and hints of cherry jam and spicy notes, harmonious, complex and elegant the taste, which is highly pleasant and long lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a literal breath of fresh air in the Puglia wine scene; on the nose it offers cassis, nicely judged blackcurrants, brambleberries and even citrus. Tightly wound with a compact texture, bright acidity and a chewy finish." James Suckling

      "Aspirational Negroamaro! A veritable fruit basket of ripe blackberries, cherries, plums and lingonberries intermingled with delicious spicy oak, grainy, velvety tannins and a fine, highly polished finish." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :95 points / gold medal
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Game dishes, matured cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062115 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Donna Lisa" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      “Donna Lisa” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      Deep dark ruby red. On the nose it has a complex bouquet of dark fruit, espresso, liquorice and herbaceous notes. In the drink very classically taut, with finely ground tannin and fresh, light acid wire. A classic as it is written in the textbook. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Food Recommendations: Game dishes, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062116 · 0,75 l · 31,07 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,30 €
    • "Per Lui" Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013

      “Per Lui” Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013

      Deep purple red, independent bouquet, which does not deny the Apulian homeland of Susumaniello and enchants with a stimulating freshness. Suggestions of ripe black cherries and fine spicy notes on the palate, dense, harmonious, long-lasting and beautifully integrated tannin. Unoriginal, original taste experience! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063213 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "Per Lui" Ottavianello del Salento IGT 2014

      “Per Lui” Ottavianello del Salento IGT 2014

      Per Lui Ottavianello is a complex, spicy red with aromas of red and black cherries, flowers, sweet spices and tobacco. On the palate, the rare red plays out a pleasant vastness and beautiful fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Ottavianello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063414 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "Per Lui" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2015

      “Per Lui” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2015

      The grapes of vines up to 35 years old give strength and finesse to this dense primitivo. Deep dark colour, strong nuances of sour cherry, ripe plum and dark jam in the bouquet, chocolate and coffee aromas in the background. The pronounced fruity notes continue in the strong taste. Soft and with sweet enamel, balanced and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, dark, almost impenetrable ruby red. In the nose alcoholic and engaging, light Maggikraut, then in the echo dark berries and shoe polish. Very juicy and fresh on the palate, with a wide arch, fresh fruity in the middle and salty and long in the finish". Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 39,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063015 · 0,75 l · 34,96 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      26,22 €
    • "Per Lui" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2014

      “Per Lui” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2014

      An impenetrable ruby red, the nose is dominated by a multitude of ripe fruit aromas of sour cherry and black berries. The typical herbal hints of Negroamaro, its lively acidity and the sweet tannins are well interwoven. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A well-knit, medium- to full-bodied red, with graphite and spice notes accenting the flavors of fig cake, crème de cassis and dried mint, offering a subtle thread of smoky mineral. Elegant, showing fine tannins on the finish." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 39,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062814 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • "Donna Lisa" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Donna Lisa” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Donna Lisa Riserva with balsamic bouquet and hints of cherry jam and spicy notes, harmonious, complex and elegant the taste, which is highly pleasant and long lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a literal breath of fresh air in the Puglia wine scene; on the nose it offers cassis, nicely judged blackcurrants, brambleberries and even citrus. Tightly wound with a compact texture, bright acidity and a chewy finish." James Suckling

      "Aspirational Negroamaro! A veritable fruit basket of ripe blackberries, cherries, plums and lingonberries intermingled with delicious spicy oak, grainy, velvety tannins and a fine, highly polished finish." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :95 points / gold medal
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Game dishes, matured cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062315 · 4,5 l · 31,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      143,68 €
    • "Per Lui" Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Per Lui” Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Deep purple red, independent bouquet that does not deny the Apulian homeland of Susumaniello and enchants with a stimulating freshness. Sounds of ripe black cherries and fine spicy notes on the palate, dense, harmonious, long-lasting and beautifully integrated tannin. An original, unspoilt taste experience! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063313 · 4,5 l · 35,89 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      161,52 €
    About the winemakers
    Leone de Castris
    Puglia
    Leone de Castris

    The winery Leone de Castris represents 350 years of intensive wine history. The foundation stone for the Apulian winery was laid by Duke Oronzo Arcangelo Maria Francesco, Count of Lemos. He was enchanted by the Salento landscape, sold all his land in Spain and settled in the small municipality of Salice Salentino. In the course of time, the winery, still family-run today, has managed to conquer a firm place in the wine world of Apulia and the whole of Italy. The red, rosé and white drops of the house are highly appreciated by wine connoisseurs all over the world. Since the end of the nineties Piernicola Leone de Castris has managed the 500 hectare estate, which also includes olive groves, wheat fields and pastures. In recognition of his merits, the winery was named by the Sommelier-Union Italy as a "Best Wine Producer of the Year 2011" awarded.

    At the beginning of the 19th century, Piero and Lisetta Leone de Castris were the first companies in the region to start bottling their own wines in 1925, having exported draught wines to the USA, Germany and France. At the end of the Second World War, in 1943, the Five Roses, the first Rosé bottle wine in Italy, was produced in two versions today. The good wine was often ordered at that time by the allied troops. Today, Leone de Castris' wide range consists of almost thirty modern wines of an impressively reliable quality, which reflect current market trends as well as the reputation and terroir of the area. At the top of the bottle battery, in addition to the two Five Roses variants, is often the Salice Salentino Rosso Donna Lisa Riserva, which is aged in small new wooden barrels, and, most recently, the two autochthonous grape variety wines of the "Per Lui"-series.

    The vineyards, mostly located between Salice Salentino, Campi and Guagnano, are fertilized exclusively with natural, organic substances and cultivated by experienced hands. In addition to traditional grape varieties such as Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Primitivo and Susumaniello, international grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Chardonnay and others) are also cultivated. Some of the fruit processed very conscientiously in the cellar is supplied by long-standing and reliable partners. The Leone de Castris winery also has a museum where visitors can discover the most important stages of the company and the Apulian wine culture, as well as a romantic hotel ("Villa Donna Lisa") with an attached restaurant. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Despite its venerable age, the estate of the Leone de Castris family owns a state-of-the-art winery. It ejects some of the best drops of Apulia." Hugh Johnson.

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1665
    • Owner: Family Leone de Castris
    • Oenologists: Marco Mascellani and Riccardo Cotarella (Consulting)
    • Annual production: approx. 2,500,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 250 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation