Maiana Salice Salentino Rosso DOC 2015

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Salice Salentino is one of the earliest established appellations in Italy, dating back to 1939. Made from a blend of 90% Negroamaro, a dark-skinned grape known for its tannic structure, and 10% Malvasia Nera. The grapes from these mature vines are hand-harvested, fermented in stainless steel and left to refine in large oak casks for six months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

This wine is ruby-red in color with expressive notes of ripe plum mingled with blackberry jam and sweet spice. On the palate, Maiana is full-bodied and robust.

Food Pairing

A wonderful partner to roast game, beef, or hearty casseroles.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Salice Salentino DOC
Vineyard size:
15 acres
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
165 feet
Vines/acre:
2,800
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1979
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1939
Bottles produced of this wine:
25,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
68-72 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
12 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
50 HL
Age of aging container:
Five years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.0 %
pH level:
3.5
Residual sugar:
6.5 g/L
Acidity:
5.8 g/L
Dry extract:
35.0 g/L

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