Made from Negroamaro grapes and Malvasia Nera di Lecce deriving from vines planted on apulian sapling system in the territories of Salice Salentino, Veglie, Guagnano, Campi Salentina and San Donaci (Lecce). The harvest is done manually at the end of September. At the de-stemming and crushing of the grapes follows the fermentation at controlled temperature (22 – 24 ° C) for a period of 15 – 20 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is then aged in oak barrels of 30 hl for about 12 months. It becomes “Reserve” after 2 years from the date of harvest.
It is characterized by a deep red colour with garnet highlights. It has a scent of fruity notes of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to aging in barrels. At the palate it exudes a smooth and balanced flavor with a firm tannin taste but never intrusive. Long finish. Serve at a temperature of 16-18 ° C.