Salice Salentino Riserva Le Monache has an intriguing expression of coffee, tobacco, and tea leaves, with leather and fur in the background. Intriguing and charming attack, where animal and herbal notes are mixed, over mellow tannins.
Puglia is the "boot" of Italy. This wine region is located in the far southern-east of the country. The region is known for its production of fruit forward red wines. Primitivo and Negroamaro are the two most common grape variety in the area. This red-dominated wine region also produces great dessert wines.
Warm Mediterranean climate
The soils in Puglia are influenced by their location at the extreme end of Italy. Here subsoils are based on Mesozoic limestone, marl, and residual deposits giving to the vines a terrific start. The Salento, and the Murge (a calcareous plateau) represent the top sites of the region where the soil is basically limestone, with a mixture of iron oxide that gives that red colour.