• "Il Lemos" Susumaniello Salento IGT 2019

      “Il Lemos” Susumaniello Salento IGT 2019

      Intense violet in the glass. The bouquet of smoke, spices with traces of liquorice. Taut on the palate, then opening and a mouthful of wine with everything the wine lover's heart desires when thinking of Puglia: harmony, fresh fruit and animating acidity, plus fine extract sweetness and well-wrought tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,82 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,88
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063719 · 0,75 l · 11,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,90 €
    • Salice Salentino Rosso "50° Vendemmia" Riserva DOC 2017

      Salice Salentino Rosso “50° Vendemmia” Riserva DOC 2017

      The Riserva from the great traditional line of de Castris captivates with intense cherry fruit and fine wood notes. Powerful, round and harmonious on the palate, with a wonderfully long finish. Every year a fantastic price-pleasure ratio! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright dark ruby. Very spicy nose bordering on animal, pepper, dried rose petal, then Amarena cherry, reverberating with pickled plums. On the palate then marked by beautiful juiciness and freshness, opens with delicate pressure, shows character, slightly salty, coherent palate progression." Falstaff

      "A harmonious red, medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and well-knit flavors of crushed black cherry, espresso crema, violet and spice. A streak of rich, loamy earth is the savory underpinning that emerges on the chewy finish." Wine Spectator

      "An alluring mix of clove, allspice, ginger and dusty rose rises up from the 2017 Salice Salentino Riserva. It's silky in texture yet lifted in feel, presenting a pure display of red and blue fruits giving way to exotic spices and sweet tannins that saturate toward the close. Notes of plum and licorice linger through the long, lightly structured finale." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large 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: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062217 · 0,75 l · 13,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,80 €
    • "Per Lui" Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013

      “Per Lui” Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2013

      Deep purple red, independent bouquet that does not deny the Apulian homeland of Susumaniello and enchants us with a stimulating freshness. Hints of ripe black cherries and fine spicy notes on the palate, dense, harmonious, long-lasting and with nicely integrated tannins. An original, earthy 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 · 30,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      25,90 €22,99 €
    • "Donna Lisa" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      “Donna Lisa” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      Deep dark ruby red. On the nose, complex aromas of dark fruits, espresso, liquorice and herbal notes. Very classically taut on the palate, with finely honed tannins and a fresh, bright acid wire. A classic as it is written in the textbook. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Salice Salentino Donna Lisa is dark and rich in the glass, with blackberries and plums complemented by clove, crushed stone and a hint of camphor. Its velvety textures envelop the palate in ripe black fruits, contrasted by bitter dark chocolate and inner herbal tones, as tannic tension builds toward the close. The Donna Lisa finishes structured and classically dry, leaving only hints of dried blueberry and sage to linger." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • 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 · 31,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    • "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 · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Per Lui" Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2016

      “Per Lui” Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2016

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063216 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Per Lui" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2016

      “Per Lui” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2016

      Grapes from vines up to 35 years old give this dense Primitivo power and finesse. 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 fruit notes continue in the powerful taste. Soft and with sweet melting, balanced and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063016 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "Per Lui" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      “Per Lui” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016

      Impenetrable dense ruby red, the nose is dominated by a variety of ripe fruit aromas of sour cherry and black berries. The varietal herbal notes of the Negroamaro, its lively acidity and the sweet tannins are well interwoven. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062816 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • "Per Lui" Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Per Lui” Susumaniello del Salento IGT 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Susumaniello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063316 · 4,5 l · 36,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      165,40 €
    • "Per Lui" Ottavianello del Salento IGT 2014 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Per Lui” Ottavianello del Salento IGT 2014 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      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: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063514 · 4,5 l · 36,82 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      165,70 €
    • "Per Lui" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Per Lui” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Grapes from vines up to 35 years old give this dense Primitivo power and finesse. 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 fruit notes continue in the powerful taste. Soft and with sweet melting, balanced and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15063116 · 4,5 l · 38,09 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      171,40 €
    • "Per Lui" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Per Lui” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Impenetrable dense ruby red, the nose is dominated by a variety of ripe fruit aromas of sour cherry and black berries. The varietal herbal notes of the Negroamaro, its lively acidity and the sweet tannins are well interwoven. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15062916 · 4,5 l · 40,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      183,40 €
    About the winemakersLeone de CastrisPuglia
    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