'Five Roses' Rosato IGT Salento, Leone de Castris
'Five Roses' Rosato IGT Salento, Leone de Castris
'Five Roses', the now famous Rose wine made by Leone de Castris was first produced in 1943 and was the first Rosato wine to be bottled in Italy. Its name comes from the 'Contrada' (or neighbourhood) belonging to the family, so called, because for several generations each de Castris had 5 children. Deep strawberry pink in colour. Five Roses is bursting with aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and redcurrants. These delightful notes continue on the palate, complimented by fresh, crisp acidity, good structure and smooth texture.

Country and Region: Italy,Puglia

Classification: IGT Salento

Producer: Leone de Castris

Wine Style: Rose

Grape Varieties : Malvasia Nera | Negroamaro

Vinification: Harvested from an 100 acre South Westerly facing vineyard. The Negroamaro (90%) and Malvasia (Nera di Lecce) grapes, after a short pressing, undergo cold maceration for several hours, followed by extraction of the juice (about 35%) and the subsequent fermentation at controlled temperature (14-16 C). The wine is stored in tank for 2 months before release.

ABV: 12.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 82.50

Bottle Price: £ 13.75