2019 Mocavero Salice Salentino Riserva Puteus

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Salice Salentino
Winery Mocavero
Vintage 2019
Grape Malvasia Negroamaro
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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The Salice Salentino Riserva doc 'Puteus' is a delicious red quality wine made by the Mocavero winery. The winery is located in the Italian region of Apulia (Puglia). One of the first projects of brothers Francesco and Marco Mocavero when they took over the company in 1987 was to produce a red wine of exceptional class. To make this wine, they wanted to make a prestige cuvée from the best grapes they had available from the DOC Salice Salentino. The result came in 1989. 10,000 bottles of "Puteus" were produced in this first vintage, which were sold in Europe and the United States. The wine was an immediate success. To further refine it and give it more complexity, new French oak barriques were purchased from 1990 onwards, in which the wine matures for no less than 18 months. All this has resulted in a beautiful wine, rich, ripe and intense.

This wine is made from 80% Negroamaro , 20% Malvasia Nera or Lecce grapes and has a beautiful ruby red color. On the nose you will discover a warm and southern scent with a hint of leather and spiciness, black cherries and vanilla. The taste is full, warm and sultry, lightly ripened with almonds, spicy, not too heavy, with good juice, some acidity and liveliness. The Negroamaro grape provides this wine with beautiful bitter notes, firmness and tannins.

This Puteus combines perfectly with game dishes (beef and poultry) and also goes well with spicy dishes and various types of meat such as salami.

Apulia, also called Puglia, the elongated region that forms the heel of the Italian boot, is, together with the Veneto and Sicily, Italy's largest producer of wine. In the past, many blends came from here, which were often used in other parts of Italy, but also abroad, to strengthen their own wines. In recent years, Apulia has increasingly focused on the production of quality wine and quantity is no longer a priority. The concept of Apulia as 'the wine cellar of Italy' is therefore outdated. Due to its favorable location, the predominantly hilly landscape and the good soil qualities, which vary from calcareous and clayey to sandy, excellent wines can be made in Apulia.

Vineyard for 2019 Mocavero Salice Salentino Riserva Puteus

Mocavero winery in Apulia / Puglia (Italy)

The winery Mocavero is located in the Apulia region, or as the region is called in Italian: the Puglia. This elongated region, which is the heel of the Italian boot, is, together with the Veneto and Sicily, Italy's largest producer of wine. In the past, many blends came from here, which were often used in other parts of Italy, but also abroad, to strengthen their own wines. In recent years, Apulia has increasingly focused on the production of quality wine and quantity is no longer the first priority. The fact of Apulia as 'the wine cellar of Italy' is therefore obsolete. Due to its favorable location, the predominantly hilly landscape and the good soil qualities, which vary from calcareous and clay-containing to sandy, excellent wines can be made in Apulia.

History

The roots of Wijnhuis Mocavero lie in the tradition of making regional wine. In addition, this great winery is also with one leg in modern times. This combination guarantees carefully made, traditional wines with a modern touch. The company was founded in 1950 by Tommaso Congedo. He built it up over the years along with his nephew (nephew), Pietro Mocavero. He was responsible for the renewal of the vineyards and the adaptation of the cellar to modern technology. Pietro Mocavero has two sons, Francesco and Marco, who have gradually taken over his work since 1987. Francesco is in charge of the company, his brother Marco is responsible for the wine production. This means that the third generation of the family is currently responsible for the ins and outs of this family business in Monteroni di Lecce, in the heart of the Salerno region. A beautiful series of wines is made, which combines the tradition of the region with modern wine culture. The red wines and rosé are dominated by the classic, well-known grapes of the region: Negroamaro, Montepulciano, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo. A conscious and important choice for the authenticity of the great wines and grapes of this region. White is made here from the contemporary French Chardonnay.

The Mocavero brothers have dedicated themselves to continuously improving the quality of the wines. The grapes come from mostly older vineyards and are picked when they are perfectly ripe. The wines are without exception beautifully powerful and intense in character, but the fruit is also emphatically present. Beautiful, deeply colored wines, true calling cards of the new Puglia.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Salice Salentino
Winery Mocavero
Grape Malvasia, Negroamaro
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard
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