This sumptuous wine, an expression of the tradition and viticulture of southern Salento, takes its name from the ancient gate of the walls of Copertino called Malassiso. The unique wine of its kind brings back to its former glory a glorious DOC, that of Copertino, giving it new life with a Reserve of exceptional quality. Only the best grapes produced in the most suitable wings will be the essence of this wine that we are sure will become a staple of Salento wine. The quality of the grapes deriving from those of negroamaro from sapling plants of an age between 40 and 80 years is exceptional. The remaining part of the grapes, about a 30% comes from the only vineyards in montepulciano remained in the area of Copertino area suited for this vine and now in disuse.
Malassiso is a wine with a strong character, produced for the first time with the grapes of the 2015 harvest, one of the best vintages for the South Salento and the Negroamaro. The wine expresses itself with an uncommon elegance and power, wisely balanced by a part of montepulciano that further enhances its color and structure, and manages to perfectly dampen the tannic edges of the negroamaro in purity. The Malassiso is a wine that amazes the nose and warms the heart and mouth.
The wine that remains an absolutely unique wine in the panorama of the enological production of Salento and throughout Italy is refined for 1 year in underground cement tanks, for another year in medium-toasted oak barrels and finally concludes its refinement for another year in the bottle.